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Headword: *dhmarxi/a
Adler number: delta,419
Translated headword: democracy, popular rule; demarchy, tribunate
Vetting Status: high
[sc. What a constitution is called] when the people [dh=mos] rules [a)/rxei].[1]
Also a name of a position of dignity.[2]
Greek Original:
*dhmarxi/a: o(/te dh=mos a)/rxei. kai\ o)/noma a)ciw/matos.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. A simple etymological dissection of the headword noun, in one -- actually a rare one -- of its senses; see LSJ s.v. (web address 1).
[2] That of a demarch (something like a modern mayor) in Greece, esp. Athens; that of a tribune in Rome. See generally delta 420, delta 421.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; law; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 October 2003@10:40:30.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link, set status) on 5 October 2003@01:52:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 October 2005@06:30:52.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2012@08:30:04.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2015@03:27:41.


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