Discobolus Dis*cob"o*lus, n.; pl. {Discoboli}. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? a discu + ? to throw.] (Fine Arts) (a) A thrower of the discus. (b) A statue of an athlete holding the discus, or about to throw it. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Discobolus of Myron was a famous statue of antiquity, and several copies or imitations of it have been preserved. [1913 Webster]

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  • discobolus — discus thrower, from Latin, from Gk. discobolos, from diskos quoit, discus + bolos thrower, related to ballein to throw (see BALLISTICS (Cf. ballistics)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Discobolus — The Townley Discobolus at the British Museum, with incorrectly restored head. The Discobolus of Myron ( discus thrower Greek Δισκοβόλος, Diskobolos ) is a famous Greek sculpture that was completed towards the end of the Severe period, circa 460… …   Wikipedia

  • discobolus — n. (pl. discoboli) 1 a discus thrower in ancient Greece. 2 a statue of a discobolus. Etymology: L f. Gk diskobolos f. diskos DISCUS + bolos throwing f. ballo to throw …   Useful english dictionary

  • discobolus — noun a) a discus thrower b) a statue of a discus thrower …   Wiktionary

  • discobolus — n. statue of an athlete holding discus or about to toss it; thrower of discus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discobolus — [dɪ skɒbələs] noun (plural discoboli lʌɪ) a discus thrower in ancient Greece. Origin C18: via L. from Gk diskobolos, from diskos discus + bolos throwing …   English new terms dictionary

  • discobolus — dis·cob·o·lus …   English syllables

  • discobolus — /dɪsˈkɒbələs/ (say dis kobuhluhs) noun (plural discoboli /dɪsˈkɒbəlaɪ/ (say dis kobuhluy)) a thrower of the discus. {Latin, from Greek diskobolos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • discobolus —   n. discus thrower; famous ancient statue of discus thrower …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • discobolus attitude — a position resembling that of a discus thrower, caused by stimulation of the semicircular canals …   Medical dictionary

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