metropolitan etymology

English word metropolitan comes from Ancient Greek μητροπολίτης

Detailed word origin of metropolitan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μητροπολίτης Ancient Greek (grc)
metropolitanus Late Latin (LL)
metropolitan English (eng) (Christianity) Pertaining to the see or province of a metropolitan. [from 15th c.]. Of, or pertaining to, a metropolis or other large urban settlement. [from 16th c.] (Christianity) [from 14th c.]. The inhabitant of a metropolis. [from 18th c.].

Words with the same origin as metropolitan

Descendants of μητροπολίτης
metropolite