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mētrŏpŏlis , is, f., = μητρόπολις,
I.a city from which other cities have been colonized, a mother-city; also, the chief city, metropolis of a province (post-class.).
I. Lit., Cod. Just. 11, 21; Cod. Th. 13, 3, 11.—
II. Trop.: “metropolis et arx mentis,Hier. adv. Jovin. 2, 8.
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