Origin: L < Gr propolis, suburb, also bee glue < pro-, before + polis, city: see pro- & police
See propolis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Greek, suburb, bee glue (from the fact that it was originally the name of a structure around the opening into the hive)
Origin: : pro-, before; see pro-2
Origin: + polis, city; see pelə-3 in Indo-European roots.
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