Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An infantryman of a special corps of the Greek army.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An infantryman of a select corps of the Greek army.

Etymologies

Modern Greek euzōnos, from Greek, well-girded, dressed for exercise : eu-, well; see eu- + zōnē, girdle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Greek εύζωνος (évzonos), from Ancient Greek εὔζωνος (euzōnos, "girt for battle"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + ζώνη (zōnē, "girdle"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He saw Alekos, which was surprising enough, but he also saw a very tall fair-haired man dressed in the fustanella of an evzone.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • In a photograph taken of me on my tenth birthday — that, by simple calculation, had to be in the year 1955, in the time of Eisenhower — I, David Hanna Shaw, am standing alone on the summit of the Acropolis against the whiteness of the ruined Parthenon and the dazzling blue of Grecian sky, garbed in a flawless replica of the evzone military regalia.

    The Luxembourg Run

  • I suddenly imagine myself dropping words like "quixotic" and "evzone" into e-mails and blogs just to up my score.

    Crave: The gadget blog

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.