Ancient Greek: thalasso-: sea
Ancient Greek: -polis: cityWiktionary
noun. a city that floats on the water.
floating city, sea-steading
I actually coined this term in an article I wrote a while ago, describing whether sea-cities will become more popular as sea levels rise. It looks like the topic is becoming more relevant, and I figured that it would be worth examining.
This is similar to the other neologism nephopolis which involves a floating, artificial city, however while a nephopolis involves a city in the sky, this city floats on the water, specifically a sea or an ocean.
- Sheppard, Randy. “Tenochtitlan/Mexico City.” Flickr. Taken on June 5, 2007. CC BY-SA 2.0.
- Ynkawen, Robescot. “Are Floating Cities The Future Of Human Civilization?” 2nd Edition. Eblaterno. 2021.
- Ynkawen, Robescot. “Nephopolis | Brimo’s Neologism.” Brilafamo.