Poleis



[poh-lis] /ˈpoʊ lɪs/

noun, plural poleis
[poh-lahys] /ˈpoʊ laɪs/ (Show IPA)
1.
an ancient Greek city-state.
/ˈpɒlaɪs/
noun
1.
the plural of polis1
/ˈpɒlɪs/
noun (pl) poleis (ˈpɒlaɪs)
1.
an ancient Greek city-state
/ˈpolɪs/
noun
1.
(Scot & Irish) the police or a police officer
n.

“ancient Greek city-state,” 1894, from Greek polis “city, one’s city; the state, citizens,” from PIE *pele- “citadel, enclosed space, often on high ground” (cf. Sanskrit pur, puram “city, citadel,” Lithuanian pilis “fortress”).

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