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Headword: *lehlasi/a
Adler number: lambda,228
Translated headword: looting
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] captivity.
Greek Original:
*lehlasi/a: ai)xmalwsi/a.
Same entry in other lexica: see the references at Photius lambda141 Theodoridis, and add Herodian, Partitions p. 75 Boissonade. Herodian derives the noun from lew/s "people" ("lew\s, o( lao\s, o(/qen kai\ lehlasi/a, h( ai)xmalwsi/a"), lambda 275; hence the interpretation as "driving off (e)lau/nein) of people, capturing people", But in fact the word is derived from the capturing of booty (lei/a, lambda 354, lambda 356).
See also lambda 229.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 27 March 2009@20:12:32.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-references and keywords, set status) on 28 March 2009@01:10:01.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; cosmetics) on 29 March 2009@04:29:06.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@07:22:56.


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