λαός

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See also: λᾶος, Λάος, and ΛΑΟΣ

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *lāwós, possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂wos (people (under arms)) (from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂- (military action))[1].

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Noun[edit]

λαός (laós) (genitive λαοῦ); m, 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

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek.

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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