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λαός 1

ionic ληός, attic λεώς: —, the people, both in sg. and pl., i. e. the warlike language of Il., the people or men of the army, soldiers; also a land-army, opp. to a fleet; the common men, opp. to their leaders the peaceful Od., men, people; so, ναυτικὸς λεώς seafaring folk, Aesch.; γεωργικὸς λεώς Ar.; ἀκούετε, λεῴ hear o people! the usual way of beginning proclamations at Athens, like our oyez! id=Ar. NTest. of Jews, and later of Christians, as opp. to heathens.

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