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ὁπλίτης 1 ὅπλον

I.heavy-armed, armed, δρόμος ὁπλ. a race of men in armour, opp. to the naked race, Pind.; ὁπλ. στρατός an armed host, Eur.; ὁπλ. κόσμος warrior-dress, armour, id=Eur. Subst., a heavy-armed foot-soldier, man-at-arms, who carried a large shield (ὅπλον), whence the name, as the light-armed foot-soldier (πελταστής) had his from the light πέλτη, Hdt., attic; ὁπλῖται are opp. to ψιλοί, Hdt., Thuc.

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