Palestrae
Palestra Pa*les"tra, n.; pl. L. {Palestr[ae]}, E. {Palestras}. [NL., fr. L. palaestra, Gr. ?, fr. ? to wrestle.] [Written also {pal[ae]stra}.] (Antiq.) (a) A wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for athletic exercise in general. (b) A wrestling; the exercise of wrestling. [1913 Webster]

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  • palestrae — n. ancient Greek wrestling gymnasium; wrestling school …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gymnasium (ancient Greece) — The gymnasium in ancient Greece functioned as a training facility for competitors in public games. It was also a place for socializing and engaging in intellectual pursuits. The name comes from the Greek term gymnos meaning naked. Athletes… …   Wikipedia

  • palestra — /peuh les treuh/, n., pl. palestras, palestrae / tree/. Gk. Antiq. a public place for training or exercise in wrestling or athletics. Also, palaestra. [1375 1425; late ME palestre < L palaestra a wrestling school, place of exercise < Gk palaístra …   Universalium

  • PHAENOMERIDES — mulierum Laconicarum epitheton ab Ibyco primitus excogitatum. Plut. Η῾ Λάκαινα Φαινομηρίς. Etiam Peleus ad Euripidem, in Andromache, de Spartanis mulieribus verba faciens: Οὐδ᾿ ἂν ἐι βούλοιτό τις Σώφρων γένοιτο Σπαρτιατίδων κόρη. Αἱ ξὺν νέοισιν… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • palestră — PALÉSTRĂ, palestre, s.f. 1. (În Grecia şi în Roma antică) Loc special destinat pentru practicarea gimnasticii, luptelor etc. 2. Şcoală de educaţie fizică în Atena antică, urmată de băieţii în vârstă de 13 15 ani, după absolvirea şcolii de… …   Dicționar Român

  • palestra — /pəˈlɛstrə/ (say puh lestruh), /pəˈlistrə/ (say puh leestruh) noun (plural palestras or palestrae /pəˈlɛstri/ (say puh lestree), /pəˈlistri/ (say puh leestree)) → palaestra …   Australian English dictionary

  • palestra — [pə les′trə] n. pl. palestrae [pə les′trē] or palestras [L < Gr palaistra < palaiein, to wrestle] in ancient Greece, a public place for exercise in wrestling and athletics …   English World dictionary

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