Definitions for helotˈhɛl ət
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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
Origin: [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 .]
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