A Greek word meaning city.
(po·lis). A Greco-Roman free-state generally consisting of a city built around an acropolis and surrounded by agricultural land. Necessary elements included "a public town center and marketplace (the square agora); a hall for the city council (the bouleterion); baths; temples to the Greek (later Roman) gods; a theater; a gymnasium (a combined higher school and sports training ground); preferably a library and a sports stadium; and if a big city, also a hippodrome" ( Skarsaune 2002:31).
a bustling little town in the North West of Cyprus on the edge of Chrysochou Bay
abandoned city north of the Republic.
A 'polis' (Ï€ÏŒÎ»Î¹Ï‚, pronunciation pol'-is) plural: poleis (Ï€ÏŒÎ»ÎµÎ¹Ï‚) — is a city, a city-state and also citizenship and body of citizens. When used to describe classical Athens and its contemporaries the correct translation citizen's city state.