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English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek πόλις (pólis), city state).

Noun

Singular
polis

Plural
poleis

polis (poleis)
  1. A city, or a city-state.
    • 2006, Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation, Atlantic Books 2007, p. 161:
      By the end of the century, poleis had been established throughout the Hellenic world, all bearing a marked family resemblance.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Standard English police, compare Scots polis.

Alternative spellings

Noun

Singular
polis

Plural
es

polis (es)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The police.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A policeman or policewoman.
References
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Dutch

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:nl:Template:lang:it derivations]] < polizza < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:nl:Template:lang:la derivations]] apodixa < Ancient Greek < ἀπόδειξις (apodeixis), proof) < ἀποδείκνυμι (apodeiknumi), I prove).

Noun

polis

  1. verzekeringspolis (insurance policy)

French

Verb

polis

  1. First-person singular indicative present of polir.
  2. Second-person singular indicative present of polir.
  3. First-person singular past historic of polir.
  4. Second-person singular past historic of polir.
  5. Singular imperative of polir.

Papiamentu

Noun

polis

  1. police

Scots

Etymology

From French police.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpolɪs/

Noun

polis (es)

Singular
polis

Plural
es

  1. (uncountable) police
  2. policeman

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for polis Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive

polis c.

  1. police (as an organization or as an individual)

Turkish

Noun

polis

  1. police (police)


This Turkish entry was created from the translations listed at police. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see polis in the Turkish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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