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demos

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviated form of demonstration.

NounEdit

demos

  1. plural form of demo

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek δῆμος (dêmos, the people).

NounEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

demos

  1. first-person plural preterite indicative of dar

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

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
DeclensionEdit

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
SynonymsEdit
  • (tract of land): pāgus (Pure Latin)
  • (inhabitants of a demos):
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 2Edit

NounEdit

dēmōs m

  1. accusative plural of dēmos

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

demos m

  1. plural form of demo

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

demos

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