Origin of Helot
Examples from the Web for helot
His cheeks bright red, his chin wet with spittle, the helot would weave and stagger and totter until he passed out in the dirt.
This is not the middle ages; I am an Englishman, not a helot.The Weavers, Complete|Gilbert Parker
She declared however that Angela was wholesome to her, as a tipsy Helot was to the Spartans.The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
Was it abundance of land, or the military spirit, that produced the amiable relationship between the Spartan and the Helot?
British Dictionary definitions for helot
Word Origin for Helot
Word Origin and History for helot
1570s (with a capital -h-) "Spartan serf," from Greek Heilotes, plural of Heilos, popularly associated with Helos, Laconian town reduced to serfdom by Sparta, but perhaps related to Greek halonai "be captured." In extended use by 1820s.