Words at Play : Top 10 Words That Come from "Mother"
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#1: Metropolis

Nowadays, it refers to a large city — particularly an important one.

In ancient Greece, metropolis referred to the mother city of a colony. (Corinth, for example, was the metropolis of Syracuse.)

Metropolis comes from the Greek mētēr ("mother") + polis ("city").

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