Usage Ancient Greek
Scripts Ἀνδρόλοχος(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsAndrolokhos
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Derived from Greek ἀνδρός (andros) meaning "of a man" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "childbirth" as well as "ambush". Through the latter meaning, the word later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army, which further strengthened the word's connection to combat and the military. As such, this name most likely means something along the lines of "to ambush a man" or "military man". However, it is also quite possible that its meaning is "birth of a man" or "born a man" (probably in the figurative sense), so one should not be too quick to disregard either possibility and instead keep both in mind. Also compare ARISTOLOCHOS.