follow Dictionary.com

Are yams and sweet potatoes the same?

Perioeci

[per-ee-ee-sahy] /ˌpɛr iˈi saɪ/
plural noun, singular Perioecus
[per-ee-ee-kuh s] /ˌpɛr iˈi kəs/ (Show IPA)
1.
the inhabitants of ancient Laconia, constituting a dependent people of Sparta, who governed themselves and had a monopoly on trade and manufacture.
Compare Helot (def 1), Spartiate.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin perioecī < Greek períoikoi countryside dwellers, noun use of plural of períoikos neighboring, equivalent to peri- peri- + -oikos, adj. derivative of oîkos house
Related forms
perioecic, perioecid, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Perioeci

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for perioecic

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends