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Headword: Λεηλασία
Adler number: lambda,228
Translated headword: looting
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] captivity.
Greek Original:
Λεηλασία: αἰχμαλωσία.
Same entry in other lexica: see the references at Photius lambda141 Theodoridis, and add Herodian, Partitions p. 75 Boissonade. Herodian derives the noun from λεώς "people" ("λεὼς, ὁ λαὸς, ὅθεν καὶ λεηλασία, ἡ αἰχμαλωσία "), lambda 275; hence the interpretation as "driving off (ἐλαύνειν ) of people, capturing people", But in fact the word is derived from the capturing of booty (λεία , 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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