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Headword: *lew/s
Adler number: lambda,275
Translated headword: people
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the populace, the crowd: in the Attic dialect.
Greek Original:
*lew/s: o( lao/s, o( o)/xlos, *)attikw=s.
The epic, tragic, and koine form is lao/s (the first gloss here); Attic is lew/s (the headword), from Ionic lho/s with quantitative metathesis. Both lew/s and lho/s occur in the text of Herodotus. See LSJ s.v.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 October 2003@00:40:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 27 November 2003@03:29:52.
David Whitehead on 5 April 2013@04:43:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 17 April 2020@01:03:57.


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