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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From πολῑ́της (polī́tēs, citizen) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā, abstract noun–forming suffix).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /po.liː.těː.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /po.liˈti.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /po.liˈti.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /po.liˈti.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /po.liˈti.a/
  • NounEdit

    πολῑτείᾱ (polīteíāf (genitive πολιτείᾱς); first declension (Attic, Ionic, Koine)

    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



    Further readingEdit



    From Ancient Greek πολιτεία (politeía).


    πολιτεία (politeíaf (plural πολιτείες)

    1. state
      οι 50 πολιτείες των ΗΠΑoi 50 politeíes ton IPAthe 50 states of the USA
    2. city, place
      η χαμένη πολιτεία του Μάτσου Πίτσου
      i chaméni politeía tou Mátsou Pítsou
      the lost city of Machu Picchu
      Μια φορά κι έναν καιρό ήταν μια πολιτεία παράξενη, καμωμένη πάνω σ'ένα δέντρο
      Mia forá ki énan kairó ítan mia politeía paráxeni, kamoméni páno s'éna déntro
      Once upon a time there was a strange city, built on a tree
    3. government, republic
    4. body politic, polity



    Related termsEdit

    • see: πόλη f (póli, town, city)