Definition of phalangite in English:

phalangite

noun

Ancient Greek History
  • A soldier belonging to a phalanx.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From classical Latin phalangītes soldier belonging to a phalanx (Livy; only recorded in plural phalangītae) from Hellenistic Greek ϕαλαγγίτης from ancient Greek ϕαλαγγ-, ϕάλαγξ + -ίτης.

Pronunciation

phalangite

/fəˈlan(d)ʒʌɪt/