λαός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *lāwós, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂wos (people (under arms)), from *leh₂- (military action).[1] Cognate with Hittite [script needed] (laḫḫa-, campaign) and Phrygian λαϝαγταει (lawagtaei).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /laː.ós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /laˈos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /laˈos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /laˈos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /laˈos/
  • Noun[edit]

    λᾱός (lāósm (genitive λᾱοῦ); second declension

    1. people, people assembled, the people of a country
    2. the soldiers
    3. common people (as opposed to leaders or priests); the subjects of a prince

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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Douglas & Adams

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek λαός (laós).

    Noun[edit]

    λαός (laósm (plural λαοί)

    1. people, the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.

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