Scriptorium tag: N
 1. metropolis, chief/capital city (of a region or district)
ref: 1195 Bibliography: DDGLC
 2. metropolis, capital city (in heaven)
ref: 4459 Bibliography: DDGLC
cf. Gr. (DDGLC lemma ID 1416) μητρόπολις  mother-state, mother-city, capital city. noun (LSJ 1130b?; Preisigke 2:102?)
Example usage: (automatically extracted, use with caution and report bad examples)
  • ⲙⲡⲣⲡⲱⲧ ⲛⲥⲁⲟⲩⲕⲁⲑⲉⲇⲣⲁ · ⲛⲉⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲙⲛⲧⲣⲱⲙⲉ · ϫⲉⲕⲁⲥ ⲉⲣⲉⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛⲁⲥⲕⲉⲡⲁⲍⲉ ⲙⲙⲟⲕ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲛⲧϩⲁⲧⲏⲩ ⲉⲧⲉⲛⲅⲥⲟⲟⲩⲛ ⲙⲙⲟⲥ ⲁⲛ ⲛϥⲁⲡⲟⲕⲁⲑⲓⲥⲧⲁ ⲙⲙⲟⲕ ⲉⲧⲉϥⲙⲏⲧⲣⲟⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ ⲧϩⲓⲉⲣⲟⲩⲥⲁⲗⲏⲙ ⲛⲧⲡⲉ · Do not seek after a seat of glory among men, so that God may shelter thee from the blast of the storm of which thou knowest nothing, and may apportion thee a seat in His metropolis, Jerusalem of heaven. Instructions of Apa Pachomius in MERC.AR in Budge ed. - part 2 (urn:cts:copticLit:pachomius.instructions.budge:35-69)
  • ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲉⲧⲧⲁⲩⲟ ⲛϩⲉⲛⲉⲓⲣⲏⲛⲓⲕⲟⲛ ϩⲛⲛⲉⲙⲁ ⲉⲧⲧⲁϫⲣⲏⲩ ϩⲙⲡⲓⲥⲣⲁⲏⲗ ⲛⲧⲟⲕ ⲕⲕⲱⲧⲉ ⲛⲥⲁⲧϩⲉ ⲙⲙⲟⲩⲟⲩⲧ ⲛⲟⲩⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ ⲟⲩⲙⲏⲧⲣⲟⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ ϩⲙⲡⲓⲥⲣⲁⲏⲗ ⲉⲧⲃⲉⲟⲩ ⲉⲕⲛⲁⲧⲁⲕⲟ ⲛⲧⲉⲕⲗⲏⲣⲟⲛⲟⲙⲓⲁ ⲙⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ I am a peaceable one of the strong ones in Israel; but thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother city in Israel: why dost thou seek to ruin the inheritance of the Lord? 10_II Samuel_20 (urn:cts:copticLit:ot.1sam.coptot:20)
  • ⲁⲩⲱ ⲛⲧⲛϫⲓ ⲙⲡⲃⲉⲕⲉ ⲛⲛⲉⲛϩⲃⲏⲩⲉ ⲉⲧⲛⲁⲛⲟⲩⲟⲩ ⲛⲧⲁⲛⲁⲁⲩ ϩⲓϫⲙⲡⲕⲁϩ · ϩⲛⲧⲙⲏⲧⲣⲟⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ ⲛⲙⲡⲏⲩⲉ ⲧϩⲓⲉⲣⲟⲩⲥⲁⲗⲏⲙ ⲛⲧⲡⲉϩ ⲛⲁⲅⲁⲑⲟⲛ ⲛⲓⲙ ... Apa Johannes Canons: MONB.FA 215-224 (urn:cts:copticLit:johannes.canons.monbfa:457-474)

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Please cite as: TLA lemma no. C9786 (ⲙⲏⲧⲣⲟⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ), in: Coptic Dictionary Online, ed. by the Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance (KELLIA), (accessed yyyy-mm-dd).
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