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1、polit- + -ics.
- politics:  Politics is etymologically the art of ‘civil administration’. It is an English rendering of Greek tà polītiká ‘affairs of state’. Greek polītikós ‘of the city or state, civil, political’ was a derivative of polítēs ‘citizen’, which in turn came from pólis ‘city, state’ (source also of English police and policy and related to Sanskrit pūr ‘stronghold, fortified place’). It passed into English via Latin polīticus and Old French politique as politic , which originally meant ‘political’ as well as ‘judicious’ (political was coined in the 16th century).
=> cosmopolitan, metropolis, police, policy
- politics (n.)
- 1520s, "science of government," from politic (adj.), modeled on Aristotle's ta politika "affairs of state," the name of his book on governing and governments, which was in English mid-15c. as "Polettiques." Also see -ics.
Politicks is the science of good sense, applied to public affairs, and, as those are forever changing, what is wisdom to-day would be folly and perhaps, ruin to-morrow. Politicks is not a science so properly as a business. It cannot have fixed principles, from which a wise man would never swerve, unless the inconstancy of men's view of interest and the capriciousness of the tempers could be fixed. [Fisher Ames (1758-1808)]Meaning "a person's political allegiances or opinions" is from 1769.
- 1. He closed down the business and went into politics.
- 2. The film takes no position on the politics of Northern Ireland.
- 3. But that doesn't mean this brand of politics is dead or dying.
- 4. Now politics is all about the right haircut and a sharp suit.
- 5. The Christian right has been steadily gaining ground in state politics.
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