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5069 τετράδιον tetradion (tet-rad'-ee-on)

from a presumed derivative of tetras (a tetrad, from 5064); ; Noun

AV-quaternion 1; 1

1) a quaternion

A guard consisting of four soldiers (for among the Romans this was the usual number of the guard to which the custody of captives and prisoners was intrusted; two soldiers were confined with the prisoner and two kept guard outside). Four quaternions of soldiers would be used to guard one all night, one for each of the four night watches.

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