- any of the more than 100 districts into which ancient Attica was divided
- Biol. a particular interbreeding population within a species
Origin of demeClassical Greek d?mos, deme, people, district: see democracy
- One of the townships of ancient Attica.
- Ecology A local, usually stable population of interbreeding organisms of the same species.
Origin of demeGreek dēmos people, land ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek δῆμος (demos, “district”).