δούλος

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δοῦλος ‎(doûlos), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀈𐀁𐀫 ‎(do-e-ro) /dohelos/,[1] from Canaanite *dōʾēlu ‘servant, attendant’ (compare Late Babylonian [script needed] ‎(dajjālu), Judeo-Aramaic [script needed] ‎(dayyālā)).[2] Compare Sanskrit and Pali दारक ‎(dāraka, boy, child).

Noun[edit]

δούλος ‎(doúlosm ‎(plural δούλοι, feminine δούλα or δούλη)

  1. slave

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Related terms[edit]

δουλειά f ‎(douleiá, work)
δούλα f ‎(doúla, slave)
σκλάβα f ‎(skláva, slave)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 249-250
  2. ^ Rafał Rosół, Frühe Semitische Lehnwörter im Griechischen (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH, 2013), 18.