helot

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Latin Helotes, from Ancient Greek Εἵλωτες ‎(Heílōtes), possibly from ἁλίσκομαι ‎(halískomai, to be captured, to be made prisoner).

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helot ‎(plural helots)

  1. An individual of the ancient Spartan class of serfs.
  2. A serf; a slave.
    • 1911: Ameen Rihani, The Book of Khalid, p.16
      A man who conceives and writes a great book, my friend, has done more work than all the helots that laboured on these pyramidal futilities.

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helot

  1. plural of helo

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