helot

noun
hel·​ot | \ ˈhe-lət How to pronounce helot (audio) \

Definition of helot

1 capitalized : a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta
2 : serf, slave

Other Words from helot

helotry \ ˈhe-​lə-​trē How to pronounce helotry (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of helot

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for helot

Latin Helotes, plural, from Greek Heilōtes

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