πολιτεία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From πολῑ́της (polī́tēs, citizen) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā, abstract noun–forming suffix).

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Noun[edit]

πολῑτείᾱ (polīteíāf (genitive πολιτείᾱς); first declension (Attic, Ionic, Koine Greek)

  1. the relation in which a citizen stands to the state, the condition and rights of a citizen, citizenship
    1. the life of a citizen, one's daily life
    2. the body of citizens
  2. the life and business of a statesman, government, administration
  3. civil polity, the condition or constitution of a state
    • Antiphanes 120.40
    1. a well-ordered republican government, a commonwealth
    2. a free community, republic

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολιτεία (politeía).

Noun[edit]

πολιτεία (politeíaf (plural πολιτείες)

  1. state
    οι 50 πολιτείες των ΗΠΑoi 50 politeíes ton IPAthe 50 states of the USA
  2. city, place
    η χαμένη πολιτεία του Μάτσου Πίτσου
    i chaméni politeía tou Mátsou Pítsou
    the lost city of Machu Picchu
    Μια φορά κι έναν καιρό ήταν μια πολιτεία παράξενη, καμωμένη πάνω σ'ένα δέντρο
    Mia forá ki énan kairó ítan mia politeía paráxeni, kamoméni páno s'éna déntro
    Once upon a time there was a strange city, built on a tree
  3. government, republic
  4. body politic, polity

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  • see: πόλη f (póli, town, city)