poleis

polis

[poh-lis]
noun, plural poleis [poh-lahys] .
an ancient Greek city-state.

Origin:
1890–95; < Greek pólis, plural (Ionic) póleis

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poleis (ˈpɒlaɪs)
 
n
the plural of polis

polis1 (ˈpɒlɪs)
 
n , pl poleis
an ancient Greek city-state
 
[from Greek: city]

polis2 (ˈpolɪs)
 
n
(Scot), (Irish) the police or a police officer
 
[C19: a variant pronunciation of police]

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