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κώμη 1

= Lat. vicus, a village or country town, opp. to a fortified city; properly a doric word, = attic δῆμος, Hes., Hdt.; κατοικῆσθαι κατὰ κώμας to live in separate villages (not in walled towns), of the Medes, Hdt.; so, of a country, κατὰ κώμας οἰκεῖσθαι to have its people distributed into villages, Thuc.

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