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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