An example of an acropolis is the city of Athens which was built on a walled hill.
Origin of acropolis
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἀκρόπολις (akropolis), from ἄκρος (akros, “topmost”, “tip”, “summit”) + πόλις (polis, “city”).
- Ancient Greek Ακρόπολις (Akropolis, “Acropolis”), from ἄκρος (akros, “highest”) + πόλις (polis, “city”)