poliorcetic

adjective

pol·​i·​or·​cet·​ic
¦pälēˌȯ(r)¦setik,
-sēt-
: of or relating to poliorcetics

Word History

Etymology

Greek poliorkētikos, from poliorkētēs taker of cities (from poliorkein to besiege, from polis city + herkos fence, enclosure) + -ikos -ic

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“Poliorcetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poliorcetic. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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