polis

noun po·lis \ ˈpä-ləs \

Definition of polis

plural poleis play \ˈpä-ˌlās\
:a Greek city-state; broadly :a state or society especially when characterized by a sense of community

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Origin and Etymology of polis

Greek — more at police


-polis

noun combining form

Definition of -polis

:city
  • megalopolis

Origin and Etymology of -polis

Late Latin, from Greek, from polis


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