Definition of stratopedarch in US English:

stratopedarch

noun

  • A Greek name for: the commander of a Roman legion's camp. Also more generally: a senior military commander in various Greek-speaking polities, especially the Byzantine Empire.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), historian. From Hellenistic Greek στρατοπεδάρχης commander of a force in the field from ancient Greek στρατόπεδον camp + -άρχης.

Pronunciation

stratopedarch

/strəˈtɒpɪdɑːk/