- From Greek εύζωνος (évzonos), from Ancient Greek εὔζωνος (euzōnos, "girt for battle"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + ζώνη (zōnē, "girdle"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“He saw Alekos, which was surprising enough, but he also saw a very tall fair-haired man dressed in the fustanella of an evzone.”
“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.”
“I suddenly imagine myself dropping words like "quixotic" and "evzone" into e-mails and blogs just to up my score.”
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