Cataphract meaning

Defensive armor used for the entire body and often for the horse, also, especially the linked mail or scale armor of some eastern nations.
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A horseman covered with a cataphract.
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The armor or plate covering some fishes.
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Origin of cataphract

  • From Ancient Greek κατάφρακτος (katáphraktos, “fully covered, protected, fully armored”); from κατά (kata, “fully, completely”) + φρακτός (phraktos, “fenced, protected”), from φράσσω (phrassō, “I fence/secure/fortify, I block”)

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