It helps to keep in mind that "politi
cal" is "πολιτι
κός, -ή, -ό" in Greek, and that "πολιτι
στικός, -ή, -ό" stems from "πολιτι
σμός" - "civlization, culture".
[The parts in bold do not necessarily indicate any grammatical parts of the words—i.e. stem, etc.—but are just meant to serve as a visual aid.]
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