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metic

[met-ik] /ˈmɛt ɪk/
noun
1.
an alien resident of an ancient Greek city who paid a tax for the right to live there.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Late Latin metycus, variant of metoecus < Greek métoikos emigrant, equivalent to met- met- + -oikos dwelling
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metic

/ˈmɛtɪk/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) an alien having some rights of citizenship in the city in which he lives
Word Origin
C19: from Greek metoikos, from meta- (indicating change) + -oikos dwelling
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Word Origin and History for metic
n.

"resident alien in an ancient Greek state," 1808, from Late Latin metycus, from Greek metoikos, literally "one who has changed his residence," from meta- "change" (see meta-) + -oikos "dwelling," from oikein "to dwell" (see villa).

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