Ancient Greek edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *lāwós, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂wos (people (under arms)), from *leh₂w- (military action).[1] Cognate with Hittite 𒆷𒄴𒄩𒀸 (laḫḫa-, campaign) and Phrygian λαϝαγταει (lawagtaei).

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

  • Coptic: ⲗⲁⲟⲥ (laos)
  • Greek: λαός (laós)

References edit

  1. ^ Douglas & Adams

Further reading edit

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.

Declension edit

Descendants edit

Aromanian: lao