λαός

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See also: λᾶος, Λάος, and ΛΑΟΣ

Ancient Greek[edit]

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).

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Noun[edit]

λᾱός ‎(lāósm ‎(genitive λᾱοῦ); second declension laos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek λᾱός.

  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]

  • λαός in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «λαός» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «λαός» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «λαός» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «λαός» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  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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