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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δοῦλος ‎(doûlos), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀈𐀁𐀫 ‎(do-e-ro) /dohelos/,[1] from Canaanite *dōʾēlu ‘servant, attendant’ (compare Late Babylonian [script needed] ‎(dajjālu), Judeo-Aramaic [script needed] ‎(dayyālā)).[2] Compare Sanskrit and Pali दारक ‎(dāraka, boy, child).

NounEdit

δούλος ‎(doúlosm ‎(plural δούλοι, feminine δούλα or δούλη)

  1. slave

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SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

δουλειά f ‎(douleiá, work)
δούλα f ‎(doúla, slave)
σκλάβα f ‎(skláva, slave)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 249-250
  2. ^ Rafał Rosół, Frühe Semitische Lehnwörter im Griechischen (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH, 2013), 18.
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