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(᾽Ασπιέτης, fem, ᾽Ασπιετίνα, ᾽Ασπιέτισσα), an Armenian lineage in Byz. service from at least the late 11th C. (etym. Arm. aspet, “rider, knight”). Prokopios (Wars 2.3.12) mentions the “great and numerous ...

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