πολιτεία

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • πολιτηίη (politēiē) (Ionic)

EtymologyEdit

From πολιτεύω (politeuō, live as a citizen, have government)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

πολῑτείᾱ (polīteiā) (genitive πολιτείας) f, first declension

  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

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • LSJ 8th edition

GreekEdit

NounEdit

πολιτεία (politeíaf (plural πολιτείες)

  1. state
  2. body politic, polity
  3. government, republic
  4. city, place
    Η χαμένη πολιτεία του Μάτσου Πίτσου
    The lost city of Machu Picchu.
    Μια φορά κι ένα καιρό ήταν μια πολιτεία παράξενη, καμωμένη πάνω σε ένα δέντρο
    Once upon a time there was a strange city, built on a tree.

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Related termsEdit

see: πόλη f (póli)
Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 23:42