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"ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ"

Is "ΛΑΒ" a word and interchangable with "ΛΑΒΕ" with regards to meaning?
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"ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ" is the famous historical phrase from Leonidas, king of Sparta.

The phrase "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒ" does not exist.

"λαβ" is not a word, it is the stem of the word "λαβ-έ".  Another example is the word "λαβ-ή" (handle).
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