from The Century Dictionary.
- noun ⟨
ὐπερασπίζειν, cover with a shield, ⟨ ὑπέρ, over, + ἀσπίς, a shield. Cf. hypaspist.] In Greek antiquity, one who protected another engaged in fighting by holding a shield over him; hence, a protector or defender.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete One who holds a shield over another; hence, a defender.
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- noun obsolete One who holds a
shieldover another; a defender.
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