Definition of prytany in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈprɪtəni/

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noun (plural prytanies)

  • 1(In ancient Greece) each of the ten divisions of the Athenian Council of Five Hundred.
  • 1.1A period of five weeks for which each of the prytanies presided in turn.


from Greek prutaneia, from prutanis 'prince, ruler'.

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