Definitions for helotˈhɛl ət

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hel•otˈhɛl ət(n.)

  1. (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

  2. a serf or slave.

Origin of helot:

1570–80; < L hēlōtēs (pl.) < Gk heílōtes

hel′ot•ry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. serf, helot, villein(noun)

    (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

Wiktionary

  1. helot(Noun)

    An individual of the ancient Spartan class of serfs.

  2. helot(Noun)

    A serf; a slave.

  3. Origin: Helotes, from (Εἵλωτες), possibly from ἁλίσκομαι.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helot(noun)

    a slave in ancient Sparta; a Spartan serf; hence, a slave or serf

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