Definitions for palaestrapəˈlɛs trə

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  1. palestra, palaestra(noun)

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

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  1. palaestra(Noun)

    A public area in ancient Greece and Rome dedicated to the teaching and practice of wrestling and other sports; a wrestling school, a gymnasium.

  2. palaestra(Noun)

    An arena for literal or figurative combat; a battlefield.

  3. Origin: From palestre, and its source, palaestra, from παλαίστρα, from παλαίειν.

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  1. Palaestra(noun)

    see Palestra

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  1. Palaestra

    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.


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