Definition of pentekostys in English:

pentekostys

noun

  • In ancient Greece: a division of the army comprising fifty men.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Mitford (1744–1827), historian of ancient Greece. From ancient Greek πεντηκοστύς (plural πεντηκοστύες) a number or company of fifty from πεντηκοστός fiftieth.

Pronunciation

pentekostys

/ˌpɛntɪˈkɒstɪs/