Definition of klepht in English:

klepht

noun

  • 1A Greek independence fighter, especially one who fought the Turks in the 15th century or during the war of independence (1821–8).

  • 2historical A Greek brigand or bandit.

Origin

From modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs thief. The original klephts led an outlaw existence in the mountains; those who maintained this after the war of independence became bandits.

Pronunciation:

klepht

/klɛft/