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English

Etymology

First attested in Middle English: from Late Latin metropolis, from Ancient Greek μητρόπολις (mētrópolis), mother city), from μήτηρ (mḗtēr), mother) + πόλις (pólis), city (state)).[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

Patrono:Rft

Singular
Metropolis

Plural
Metropolises or metropoleis

Metropolis (plural Metropolises or metropoleis)
  1. Patrono:History The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony, especially in the Ancient Greek/Hellenistic world.
  2. A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas.
  3. (canon law) The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops.

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References

  1. 1,0 1,1 The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]

Dutch

Noun

Metropolis (plural metropolissen, diminutive Metropolisje, diminutive plural Metropolisjes) m. and f.

  1. A metropolis

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Serbo-Croatian

Noun

metròpolis m. (Cyrillic spelling метро̀полис)

  1. A metropolis

Declension

et:metropolis io:metropolis kn:metropolis hu:metropolis ml:metropolis ja:metropolis ru:metropolis fi:metropolis ta:metropolis te:metropolis vi:metropolis zh:metropolis

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