Origin of deme
Examples from the Web for deme
Surely his keen perception must have suggested to him, as he wrote this passage, "mutato nomine, deme."
Aristophanes was an Athenian citizen of the tribe Pandionis, and the deme Cydathene.
To try to insert an alien child in a deme was a civil, in a was a religious offence.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
Or ellis how moche is wore e diuyne prescience more an e oppinioun of mankynde yif so be at it deme e inges vncerteyne as men don.Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's 'De Consolatione Philosophiae'|Geoffrey Chaucer
But we do no violence to the construction if we say that means "going (forth) to my deme."
- (in preclassical Greece) the territory inhabited by a tribe
- (in ancient Attica) a geographical unit of local government