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).

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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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