gen. πόλεως dissyll. in attic Poets
ionic and doric πόλιος dissyll. in Il.
:—acc. πόλεις, πόλιας
:— a city
, etc.; πόλις ἄκρη
and ἀκροτάτη, ῀ ἀκρόπολις
, the citadel
: this at Athens was often called simply πόλις
, while the rest of the city was called ἄστυ
, etc.:—the name of the city was often added in gen., Ἰλίου π., Ἄργους π. the city of . .
, etc.; also in appos., ἡ Μένδη π. Thuc.
2.one's city or country, Od., etc.
, attic: esp. a free state, republic
3.the right of citizenship
, like Lat. civitas