helot

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noun hel·ot \ˈhe-lət\

Definition of helot

  1. 1 capitalized :  a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta

  2. 2 :  serf, slave

helotry

play \ˈhe-lə-trē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of helot

Latin Helotes, plural, from Greek Heilōtes


First Known Use: 1579


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