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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek πόλις (pólis, fortified town; city state).

NounEdit

polis (plural poleis or polises)

  1. (historical) A Greek city-state.
    • 2006, Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation, Atlantic Books 2007, p. 161:
      By the end of the century, poleis had been established throughout the Hellenic world, all bearing a marked family resemblance.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Standard English police, compare Scots polis.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

polis (countable and uncountable, plural polises)

  1. (uncountable, Scotland, Ireland, Geordie) The police.
  2. (countable, Scotland, Ireland, Geordie) A police officer.
SynonymsEdit
ReferencesEdit
  • Oxford Dictionaries Online. "polis". 2015.
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English police, from Middle French police, from Latin politia (state, government), from Ancient Greek πολιτεία (politeía).

NounEdit

polis

  1. A police officer; a cop.
  2. A civil force granted the legal authority for law enforcement and maintaining public order.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpoː.lɪs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: po‧lis

EtymologyEdit

From Italian polizza, from Latin apodixa, from Ancient Greek ἀπόδειξις (apódeixis, proof), from ἀποδείκνυμι (apodeíknumi, I prove).

NounEdit

polis f (plural polissen, diminutive polisje n)

  1. insurance policy
  2. insurance plan

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

LatinEdit

NounEdit

polīs

  1. dative plural of polus
  2. ablative plural of polus

ReferencesEdit

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “polis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • polis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • polis in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • polis in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

LatvianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Polish polak, Russian поля́к (polják) (under the influence of Old High German pōlcf. German, English Pole — and perhaps also of Latvian dialectal bolis, polis (ox without horns)), itself derived from Polish pole (field), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (light (color), gray).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

polis m (2nd declension, feminine form: poliete)

  1. a Pole, a Polish man, a man born in Poland
    pēc Livonijas kara poļi ieguva Vidzemi un Latgaliafter the Livonian War the Poles obtained Vidzeme and Latgale
  2. (genitive plural) Polish; pertaining to Poland and its people
    poļu valodathe Polish language
    poļu mākslaPolish art

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “polis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

PapiamentuEdit

NounEdit

polis

  1. police

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the French police.

NounEdit

polis (countable and uncountable, plural polises)

  1. (uncountable) police
    • 1987, Robbie Kydd, ...Auld Zimmery, Mariscat Press 1987:
      'Listen then. Yer name's Andy MacPhail. That's whit us three has jist tellt the polis in wir statements. Okay?'
    • 1991, Dr James Begg, Dipper: 20 – Cops and Robbers, Luath Press 1991:
      ‘Aye, Andra,' cam back the reply. 'We micht as weel caa it a day doun here. The hale bluidy place is hotchin wi polis! Come doun an get us at the Auld Raw.'
    • 2007, Sheena Blackhall, The Quarry, Lochlands 2007:
      Brian hid contactit his granfaither, Pat, tae see gin the polis computers could raik up onythin ava tae makk eese o in persuadin Bappy Anderson tae pairt wi a kidney.
    • 2013, Donal McLaughlin, translating Pedro Lenz, Naw Much of a Talker, Freight Books 2013, p. 51:
      Coont yirsel lucky ahm naw cawin the polis. Noo fuck off.

Etymology 2Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

polis

  1. Polish

VerbEdit

polis

  1. polish
  2. adorn, beautify

ReferencesEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek πόλις (pólis, city-state).

NounEdit

polis f (plural polis)

  1. polis

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

polis m pl, f pl

  1. plural of poli

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

polis c

  1. police (as an organization or as an individual)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of polis 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative polis polisen poliser poliserna
Genitive polis polisens polisers polisernas

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English police.

NounEdit

polis

  1. police

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French police.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /poˈlis/
  • Hyphenation: po‧lis

NounEdit

polis (definite accusative polisi, plural polisler)

  1. police (an organisation that enforces the law)
  2. police (member of the police force)

DeclensionEdit

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