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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From μήτηρ (mḗtēr, mother) +‎ πόλῐς (pólis, city state, city).

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NounEdit

μητρόπολῐς (mētrópolisf (genitive μητροπόλεως); third declension

  1. mother-state (in relation to her colonies)
  2. one's mother-city, mother country, home
  3. capital city
    1. (in Egypt) chief town of a district or νομός (nomós)

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