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  • Palaestra — Pa*l[ae]s tra, n. See {Palestra}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palaestra — PALAESTRA, æ, des Chorikus, Königs in Arkadien, Tochter, hatte ihre Händel mit dem Mercurius, und entdeckte ihm daher ihrer Brüder, des Plexippus und Enetus, Erfindung der Ringekunst, wofür er denn machte, daß ihr zu Ehren alles Ringen und… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • palaestra — (n.) see PALESTRA (Cf. palestra) …   Etymology dictionary

  • palaestra — [pə les′trə] n. pl. palaestrae [pə les′trē] or palaestras alt. sp. of PALESTRA …   English World dictionary

  • Palaestra — For the sports arena in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), see Palestra. For the blister beetle genus, see Palaestra (beetle).The palaestra ( παλαίστρα ) was the ancient Greek wrestling school. The events that did not require a lot of space, such as… …   Wikipedia

  • PALAESTRA — I. PALAESTRA Herculis filia, nuditarem obtegendi consuetudinem inter Mulieres, quae cursu aliisque exercebantur, introduxit: quemadmodum Pater eius, ne unquam Athletae in publicum ad certandum sine subligaculis prodirent, instituit; teste Clem.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Palaestra — Große Palästra (Campus) in Pompeji Das Wort Palästra (Plural Palästren; griechisch παλαίστρα palaístra „Ringplatz“, lateinisch palaestra) leitet sich von dem griechischen Pale ( …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • palaestra — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palaestra — noun (plural palaestrae) Etymology: Middle English palestre arena, from Latin palaestra place for wrestling, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein to wrestle Date: 1580 1. a school in ancient Greece or Rome for sports (as wrestling) 2. gymnasium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palaestra — n. (also palestra) Gk & Rom. Antiq. a wrestling school or gymnasium. Etymology: ME f. L palaestra f. Gk palaistra f. palaio wrestle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Palaestra at Olympia — The palaestra at Olympia is part of the gymnasium at the sanctuary. This sixty six meter square building dates to the end of the third or beginning of the second century B.C. Architecture of the palaestra at OlympiaThe palaestra is oriented… …   Wikipedia

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