1) anything rolled into a circle or ball, anything wound, rolled up, folded together
2) a military cohort
2a) the tenth part of legion
2a1) about 600 men, i.e. legionaries
2a2) if auxiliaries either 500 or 1000
2a3) a maniple, or the thirtieth part of a legion
2b) any band, company, or detachment, of soldiers
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Of immediate Latin origin, but ultimately a derivative of G138 in the sense of its cognate, G1507; a coil (spira, "spire"), that is, (figuratively) a mass of men (a Roman military cohort; also [by analogy] a squad of Levitical janitors): - band.
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These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.
Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
From this site's dictionary (in Italian)
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