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