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Headword: *ei(lwti/s
Adler number: epsiloniota,135
Translated headword: helot-woman, female helot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the female slave.
Greek Original:
*ei(lwti/s: h( dou/lh.
Like epsiloniota 132 (and epsiloniota 134), this gloss reflects the mistaken view that the Lakedaimonian helots were slaves rather than serfs.
For this feminine form of the word see Plutarch, Agesilaus 3.1 (= Duris FGrH 76 F63); also e.g. listed among ethnics by Herodian, De prosodia catholica, and by Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Helos.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; women
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 7 February 2005@06:13:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 February 2005@07:13:28.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2012@07:36:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 December 2012@17:08:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 2 December 2014@01:57:49.
David Whitehead on 2 December 2014@02:50:20.


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