polis

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See also: Polis, polís, pólis, poliš, and -polis

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek πόλις ‎(pólis, fortified town; city state).

Noun[edit]

polis ‎(plural poleis or polises)

  1. (historical) A Greek city-state.
    • 2006, Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation, Atlantic Books 2007, p. 161:
      By the end of the century, poleis had been established throughout the Hellenic world, all bearing a marked family resemblance.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Standard English police, compare Scots polis.

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Noun[edit]

polis ‎(countable and uncountable, plural polises)

  1. (uncountable, Scotland, Ireland, Geordie) The police.
  2. (countable, Scotland, Ireland, Geordie) A police officer.
Synonyms[edit]
References[edit]
  • Oxford Dictionaries Online. "polis". 2015.
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English police, Middle French police, from Latin politia ‎(state, government), from Ancient Greek πολιτεία ‎(politeía).

Noun[edit]

polis

  1. A police officer; a cop.
  2. A civil force granted the legal authority for law enforcement and maintaining public order.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian polizza, from Latin apodixa, from Ancient Greek ἀπόδειξις ‎(apódeixis, proof), from ἀποδείκνυμι ‎(apodeíknumi, I prove).

Noun[edit]

polis c ‎(plural polissen, diminutive polisje n)

  1. insurance policy

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

polis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of polir
  2. second-person singular present indicative of polir
  3. first-person singular past historic of polir
  4. second-person singular past historic of polir
  5. second-person singular imperative of polir

Participle[edit]

polis

  1. masculine plural of the past participle of polir

Adjective[edit]

polis

  1. masculine plural of poli

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

polīs

  1. dative plural of polus
  2. ablative plural of polus

References[edit]

  • POLIS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • polis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • polis in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • polis in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Polish polak, Russian поля́к ‎(polják) (under the influence of Old High German pōlcf. German, English Pole — and perhaps also of Latvian dialectal bolis, polis ‎(ox without horns)), itself derived from Polish pole ‎(field), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *pel- ‎(light (color), gray).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

polis m (2nd declension, feminine form: poliete)

  1. a Pole, a Polish man, a man born in Poland
    pēc Livonijas kara poļi ieguva Vidzemi un Latgali — after the Livonian War the Poles obtained Vidzeme and Latgale
  2. (genitive plural) Polish; pertaining to Poland and its people
    poļu valoda — the Polish language
    poļu mākslaPolish art

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “polis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

Papiamentu[edit]

Noun[edit]

polis

  1. police

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the French police.

Noun[edit]

polis ‎(countable and uncountable, plural polises)

  1. (uncountable) police
    • 1987, Robbie Kydd, ...Auld Zimmery, Mariscat Press 1987:
      'Listen then. Yer name's Andy MacPhail. That's whit us three has jist tellt the polis in wir statements. Okay?'
    • 1991, Dr James Begg, Dipper: 20 – Cops and Robbers, Luath Press 1991:
      ‘Aye, Andra,' cam back the reply. 'We micht as weel caa it a day doun here. The hale bluidy place is hotchin wi polis! Come doun an get us at the Auld Raw.'
    • 2007, Sheena Blackhall, The Quarry, Lochlands 2007:
      Brian hid contactit his granfaither, Pat, tae see gin the polis computers could raik up onythin ava tae makk eese o in persuadin Bappy Anderson tae pairt wi a kidney.
    • 2013, Donal McLaughlin, translating Pedro Lenz, Naw Much of a Talker, Freight Books 2013, p. 51:
      Coont yirsel lucky ahm naw cawin the polis. Noo fuck off.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

polis

  1. Polish

Verb[edit]

polis

  1. polish
  2. adorn, beautify

References[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek πόλις ‎(pólis, city-state).

Noun[edit]

polis f ‎(plural polis)

  1. polis

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

polis m pl, f pl

  1. plural of poli

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

polis c

  1. police (as an organization or as an individual)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of polis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative polis polisen poliser poliserna
Genitive polis polisens polisers polisernas

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English police.

Noun[edit]

polis

  1. police

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French police.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /po'lis/
  • Hyphenation: po‧lis

Noun[edit]

polis ‎(definite accusative polisi, plural polisler)

  1. police (an organisation that enforces the law)
  2. police (member of the police force)

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