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Εἵλως , ωτος , Th.4.80, etc., and Εἱλώτης , ου, , Hdt.6.58, etc.; fem. Εἱλωτίς , ίδος, , Plu.Ages.3:—Helot, name of the Spartan
A.serfs, derived by Hellanic.188 J., Theopomp.Hist.14, etc., from Ἕλος, a town of Laconia, whose inhabitants were enslaved: by others from Pass. of *ἕλω, = αἱρέω, cf. EM332.53.
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.58
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.80
    • Plutarch, Agesilaus, 3
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