pentapolis

noun
pen·​tap·​o·​lis | \ pen‧ˈtapələ̇s \
plural -es

Definition of pentapolis

: a union, confederacy, or group of five cities especially of ancient Italy, Asia Minor, and Cyrenaica

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History and Etymology for pentapolis

Late Latin, a district of five towns on the Dead Sea, from Greek, group of five cities, from penta- + polis city

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“Pentapolis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentapolis. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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