Definitions

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  • n. A Finnish light cavalryman during the Thirty Years' War.

Etymologies

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Probably from the Finnish war cry hakkaa päälle! meaning "hack on", or "hit on".

Examples

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  • Hakkapeliitta is a 19th century Finnish modification of a contemporary name given by foreigners in the Holy Roman Empire and variously spelled as Hackapelit, Hackapelite, Hackapell, Haccapelit, or Haccapelite.

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  • "Hakkapeliitta is a historiographical term used for a Finnish light cavalryman in the service of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years 'War (1618 to 1648).

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