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Glossary of military terms - K

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Kambestrion

Frame holding catapult sinews.

Kardiophylax

'Heart protector'. body armour.

Katapeltès

'Shield smasher'. torsion gun.

Kataphraktès

Mail or scale armour.

Kataphraktos

Heavily armoured soldier.

Kataskopos

Scout.

Kenturioon

Centurion.

Klimekion

Ladder strut used to secure bottom of catapult field frame.

Knèmis/proknèmis

Greave.

Konchos

Shield boss.

Kontophoros

'Spearbearer'
A - soldier armed with kontos .
B - legionary heavy infantry soldier.

Kontos

Spear. A - term in Bellum Judaicum for usual cavalry spear. B - term in Acies contra Alanos for pilum .

Kopidion

Kukri-like slashing knife.

Kopis

Slashing sword.

Kouphos

Lightly armed.

Kouphos lonchophoros

Light spearman. legionary javelineer serving as commander's guard in Acies contra Alanos.

Kouratoor

Soldier, NCO or officer placed in charge. see Latin curator.

Kournikoularios

Greek equivalent of cornicularius .

Kranos

Helmet.

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