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See also: Acropoli




  1. (nonstandard) plural of acropolis
    • 1927: Serving as places of refuge and market centres, the Gallic towns resembled the acropoli of ancient Greece and the castles and fortified towns of the Middle Ages — Frantz Funck-Brentano, The Earliest Times, tr. Elsie Finnimore Buckley (Heinemann 1927, p. 62)
    • 1955: The ancient town, above which the modern one was built, has left a confusion of remains. It boasted two acropoli — Ogrizek, Greece (McGraw-Hill 1955, p. 207)
    • 1958: Here, some eighteen thousand people then lived, surrounded by cyclopean walls of polygonal masonry which, on the western slopes, connected three towers or acropoli at projected points above ravines. — Orcutt William Frost, Young Hearn (Hokuseido 1958, p. 9)
    • 1996: Then, little by little people built streets and houses that fanned outward in haphazard patterns from the acropoli. — Don Nardo, Life in Ancient Greece (Lucent 1996)
    • 2004: Their political and religious centers included great acropoli of massed palaces, temples, stone tombs, and ballcourts. — Arthur Demarest, Ancient Maya (Cambridge 2004, p. 1)
    • 2005: It can be no coincidence that the toponyms associated with these acropoli are based on the word ha, just as we find at Palenque — Keith M. Prufer, In the Maw of the Earth Monster (UNiversity of Texas 2005, p. 163)



acro- +‎


  • IPA(key): /aˈkrɔ
  • Rhymes: -ɔpoli
  • Hyphenation: a‧crò‧po‧li


acropoli f (invariable)

  1. acropolis (elevated part of a city in ancient Greece)
    Synonym: rocca