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δῆμος deriv. uncertain

I.a country-district, country, land, Hom.
II.the people of a country, the commons, Lat. plebs, δήμου ἀνήρ, opp. to βασιλεύς, Il., etc.; of a single person, δῆμος ἐών being a commoner, Il.:—in historians, the commons, commonalty, opp. to οἱ εὐδαίμονες, οἱ παχέες, οἱ δυνατοί, Hdt., Thuc.; of soldiers, opp. to officers, Xen. πλῆθος, the commons, the democracy, opp. to οἱ ὀλίγοι, Hdt., Ar., etc. Attica, δῆμοι, οἱ, townships or hundreds, = doric κῶμαι, Lat. pagi, ancient divisions of the county, being (in the time of Hdt.) 100 in number, 10 in each φυλή.

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