Definitions for helotˈhɛl ət
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(cap.) a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta who were bound to the land and owned by the state.
Category: Ancient History
a serf or slave.
Origin of helot:
1570–80; < L hēlōtēs (pl.) < Gk heílōtes
serf, helot, villein(noun)
(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
An individual of the ancient Spartan class of serfs.
A serf; a slave.
Origin: Helotes, from (Εἵλωτες), possibly from ἁλίσκομαι.
a slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf
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