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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

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NounEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas & Adams

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek.

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.

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