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Meaning of HELOT

Pronunciation:  'helut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (medieval Europe) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
 

HELOT is a 5 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: serf, villein
 
 See Also: cotter, cottier, thrall

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\He"lot\ (?; 277), n. [L. Helotes, Hilotae, pl., fr. Gr.
E'e`lws and E'elw`ths a bondman or serf of the Spartans; so
named from 'Elos, a town of Laconia, whose inhabitants were
enslaved; or perh. akin to e`lei^n to take, conquer, used as
2d aor. of ?.]
A slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or
serf.

      Those unfortunates, the Helots of mankind, more or less
      numerous in every community.             --I. Taylor.

 
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