gladiator
noun Etymology: Latin, from gladius sword, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh cleddyf sword Date: 15th century 1. a person engaged in a fight to the death as public entertainment for ancient Romans 2. a person engaging in a public fight or controversy 3. a trained fighter; especially a professional boxer • gladiatorial adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (in ancient Rome)


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  • gladiator — GLADIATÓR, gladiatori, s.m. (În Roma antică) Bărbat (sclav) care se lupta în arenă cu un alt luptător sau cu fiare sălbatice. [pr.: di a ] – Din fr. gladiateur, lat. gladiator, oris. Trimis de gall, 15.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  GLADIATÓR s. (ist.) …   Dicționar Român

  • Gladiator — Sm Kämpfer in den Zirkusspielen des alten Roms erw. exot. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. gladiātor, einer Ableitung von l. gladius Schwert .    Ebenso nndl. gladiator, ne. gladiator, nfrz. gladiateur, nschw. gladiator, nnorw. gladiator;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • GLADIATOR — GLADIATOR, professional fighter in Roman public games. Little information is available about the gladiatorial contests held in the Middle East under Roman imperial rule. The performances were arranged by the authorities of cities with a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • gladiator — mid 15c., Roman swordsman, from L. gladiator, lit. swordsman, from gladius sword, supposedly from Gaul. *kladyos (Cf. O.Ir. claideb, Welsh cleddyf, Breton kleze sword; see CLAYMORE (Cf. claymore)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gladiator — Glad i*a tor, n. [L., fr. gladius sword. See {Glaive}.] 1. Originally, a swordplayer; hence, one who fought with weapons in public, either on the occasion of a funeral ceremony, or in the arena, for public amusement. [1913 Webster] 2. One who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gladiātor — (lat.), 1) Fechter, Kämpfer, s. Gladiatoren; 2) Säugethier, so v.w. Butzkopf, s.u. Delphin 1) D) a) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gladiator — gladiator. m. gladiador …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gladiator —    Film d aventures de Ridley Scott, avec Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phœnix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 2000   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 35   Prix: Oscar du meilleur film ; Oscar du meilleur …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • gladiator — [n] combatant boxer, contender, fighter; concepts 358,366,412 …   New thesaurus

  • gladiator — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. gladiatororze; lm M. gladiatororzy {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} w starożytnym Rzymie: zawodnik walczący publicznie z innymi zawodnikami lub ze zwierzętami <łac.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • gladiator — m. gladiador …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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