politic etymology

English word politic comes from Ancient Greek πολίτης, Dutch politiek (Politics Political.), Dutch -icus (-ic or ician.), Ancient Greek πόλις

Detailed word origin of politic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
πολίτης Ancient Greek (grc)
politiek Dutch (nld) Politics Political.
-icus Dutch (nld) -ic or ician.
πόλις Ancient Greek (grc)
πολιτικός Modern Greek (1453-) (ell) Politician (one engaged in politics) Political, civic, civilian.
πολῑτικός Ancient Greek (grc)
πολιτικός Ancient Greek (grc)
politicus Latin (lat) Political, civil, of the state, relating to civil polity.
politique Middle French (frm)
politic English (eng) (archaic) A politician. (archaic) Of or relating to polity, or civil government; political.. (archaic) Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious. (archaic, of things) Relating to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; [...]

Words with the same origin as politic

Descendants of πολίτης
police political slop sloppy
Descendants of πόλις