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English word metropolis comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) μήτηρ, Ancient Greek (to 1453) πόλις.

Metropolis etymology ?

Metropolis detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μήτηρ Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
πόλις Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
μητρο- Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
μητρόπολις Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
metropolis Late Latin (LL)
metropolis English (eng) (canon law) The see of a metropolitan archbishop, ranking above its suffragan diocesan bishops.. (history) The mother (founding) polis (city state) of a colony, especially in the Hellenistic world.. A large, busy city, especially as the main city in an area or country or as distinguished from surrounding rural areas.. The mother country of a colony.

Words with the same origin as metropolis

Descendants of μήτηρ
metro metropolitan
Descendants of πόλις
police policeman policy political slop sloppy