νεοδαμώδης

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From νέος (néos, new) + δᾶμος (dâmos, people) (Doric form of δῆμος (dêmos)) +‎ -ώδης (-ṓdēs, like),

Adjective[edit]

νεοδαμώδης (neodamṓdēsm, νεοδαμώδης f, νεοδαμῶδες n; third declension

  1. (as a noun) An emancipated helot in Ancient Sparta
    καὶ εἵλωσι καὶ νεοδαμώδεσι καὶ τοῖς ὑπομείοσι καὶ τοῖς περιοίκοις (Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.3.6.5)
    Λακεδαιμόνιοι μὲν τῶν τε Εἱλώτων ἐπιλεξάμενοι τοὺς βελτίστους καὶ τῶν νεοδαμώδων͵ ξυναμφοτέρων ἐς ἑξακοσίους ὁπλίτας (Thucydides, 7.19.3)
    οἱ δ΄ ἦλθον ἔχοντες τῶν νεοδαμωδῶν ὡς τριακοσίους (Thucydides, 8.5.1)

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Noun[edit]

νεοδαμώδης (neodamódism (plural νεοδαμώδεις)

  1. (historical) An emancipated helot in Ancient Sparta