From *lāwós, possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂wos (“people (under arms)”) (from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂- (“military action”)) and cognate with Hittite [script needed] (laḫḫa-, “campaign”) and Phrygian λαϝαγταει (lawagtei).
- people, people assembled, the people of a country
- the soldiers
- common people (as opposed to leaders or priests); the subjects of a prince
- λαϊκός (laïkós)
- Greek: λαός (laós)
- ^ Douglas & Adams
- λαός in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
- J. P. Mallory, D. Q. Adams (eds.) (1997), Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, page 31a
From Ancient Greek.
- people, the mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.