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πόλις, city

Case Singular 1 Singular 2 Plural 1 Plural 2
Nom. πόλις πόλιες πόληες
Gen. πόλιος πόληος πολίων
Dat. πόλει”; see note πόληι πολίεσσι”(“ν”)
Acc. πόλιν πόλι_ς” (MSS. “πόλεις”), “πόλιας πόληας

Note on the dative singular: For “πόλιι” (or “πόλἰ”), which would be expected in the dative singular, the MSS. regularly have “πόλει” (familiar in Attic Greek). Yet datives in “-ι” occur in a few other similar words, e. g. 24.18, “ἐν κόνι ἐκτανύσα_ς” i. e. “κόνἰ”(“ι”). Cf. “Θέτι_” (18.407) for “Θέτιι”.

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