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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from the Ancient Greek μητρόπολις (mētrópolis).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [mʲɪtrɐˈpolʲɪjə]

NounEdit

метропо́лия (metropólijaf inan (genitive метропо́лии, nominative plural метропо́лии, genitive plural метропо́лий)

  1. mother country
  2. (historical) metropolis

DeclensionEdit