demos

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviated form of demonstration.

Noun[edit]

demos

  1. Plural of demo.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek δῆμος (dêmos, the people).

Noun[edit]

demos (plural demoi)

  1. (political science) The common populace of a state, the people.
  2. (modern Greece) municipality, an administrative area covering a city or several villages together
  3. (historical, Ancient Greece) the ordinary citizens of an ancient Greek city-state
  4. (historical, Ancient Greece) the term for an ancient subdivision of Attica

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

demos

  1. first-person plural preterite indicative of dar

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek δῆμος (dêmos, [the common] people).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēmos m (genitive dēmī); second declension

  1. a tract of land, a demos, a deme
  2. the inhabitants of a dēmos: people, especially the common people
    • AD 77–79, Gaius Plinius Secundus (author), Karl Friedrich Theodor Mayhoff (editor), Naturalis Historia (1906), book xxxv, chapter 30:
      pinxit demon atheniensium argumento quoque ingenioso. ostendebat namque varium: iracundum iniustum inconstantem, eundem exorabilem clementem misericordem; gloriosum…, excelsum humilem, ferocem fugacemque et omnia pariter.
      In his allegorical picture of the People of Athens, he has displayed singular ingenuity in the treatment of his subject; for in representing it, he had to depict it as at once fickle, choleric, unjust, and versatile; while, again, he had equally to show its attributes of implacability and clemency, compassionateness and pride, loftiness and humility, fierceness and timidity — and all these at once. ― translation from: John Bostock, The Natural History (1855), book xxxv, chap. 36
Declension[edit]

Second declension, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dēmos dēmī
genitive dēmī dēmōrum
dative dēmō dēmīs
accusative dēmon
dēmum
dēmōs
ablative dēmō dēmīs
vocative dēme dēmī
Synonyms[edit]
  • (tract of land): pāgus (Pure Latin)
  • (inhabitants of a demos):
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • dēmos in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
    Lists both senses.
  • dēmŏs” on page 494/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
    Lists only the “people” sense.

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēmōs m

  1. accusative plural of dēmos

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

demos m

  1. plural form of demo

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

demos

  1. First-person plural (nosotros, nosotras) present subjunctive form of dar.
  2. First-person plural (nosotros or nosotras) imperative form of dar.