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Definition of the noun palaestra

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noun - plural: palaestras

  1. a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes


"Palaestra" a.k.a. "Palæstra" is a book by Árkád Mogyoróssy.

  • also known as "Palæstra, being the primer of the Tvscvlan system of learning, and of teaching Latin to speak; for class use and for self-instruction"


  1. The palaestra was the ancient Greek wrestling school. The events that did not require a lot of space, such as boxing and wrestling, were practised there. The palaestra functioned both independently and as a part of public gymnasia; a palaestra could exist without a gymnasium, but no gymnasium could exist without a palaestra.
    • also known as 角力学校
  2. Palaestra: In Greek mythology, Palaestra was a name attributed to two characters, who were both associated with the god Hermes: one was a mortal lover of Hermes, whereas the other was considered his daughter and a goddess of wrestling. Myths concerning both provided an etiology for the Greek word for wrestling school, palaestra.

Phrases with Palaestra

  1. Melete Palaestra
  2. Pieris Palaestra
  3. Species Melete Palaestra
  4. Species Pieris Palaestra

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Google previewThe Bath-Gymnasium Complex at Sardis (1986)

by Fikret K. Yegül, Mehmet C. Bolgil, Clive Foss

The Palaestra is the largest single unit of the Bath- Gymnasium Complex and occupies almost its entire eastern half (total area 6650 m.2). It consists of a large square peristyle court of 100 columns and is bordered on the north and south by ...

Google previewA Classical and Archæological Dictionary of the Manners, Customs, Laws, Institutions, Arts,&c., of the celebrated nations of antiquity, and of the middle ages. To which is prefixed, A synoptical and chronological view of ancient history (1840)

The Palaestra, which is sometimes taken for the whole gymnasium, in its proper acceptation means the place wherein all the exercises of the Pentathlon, or, as others say, of the Pancratium, were performed: and lest the combatants should slip ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

PALAESTRA (Gr. xaMalarpa), the name apparently applied by the Greeks to two kinds of places used for gymnastic and athletic exercises. In the one case it seems confined to the places where boys and youths received a general gymnastic ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

PALAESTRA, raxalarta, among the ancient Greeks, a public building, where the youth exercised themselves in wrestling, running, playing at quoits, &c. Some say , the palaestra consisted both of a college, and an academy; the one for ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1866)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande

Palaestra (Gr. Traxatarpa). Properly, a wrestling place or school (TráAm, wrestling); and hence the place where public games of strength are performed, and, by metaphor, such games themselves (studium palaestra, Horace). In Architecture ...

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Palaestra Meaning

Video shows what palaestra means. A public area in ancient Greece and Rome dedicated to the teaching and practice of wrestling and other sports, a wrestling ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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