λαός

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: ΛΑΟΣ, Λάος, and ΛΑ.Ο.Σ

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).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]