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λαός

See also: λᾶος, Λάος, and ΛΑΟΣ

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *lāwós, possibly derived from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂wos (people (under arms)) (from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂- (military action))[1].

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

λαός (laós) (genitive λαοῦ) m, 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

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Germanic:
    • Middle Dutch:
    • West Germanic:
    • North Germanic:
      • Swedish: lek- (lekman, "layman")
    • Old High German:
      • Middle High German:
  • Modern Greek: λαϊκός (laïkós) (laikos, "of the people")

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas & Adams

GreekEdit

NounEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit