Gymnasia



[gim-nah-zee-uh] /gɪmˈnɑ zi ə/

noun
1.
a plural of 1 .
[jim-ney-zee-uh, -zhuh] /dʒɪmˈneɪ zi ə, -ʒə/
noun
1.
a plural of 2 .
[jim-ney-zee-uh m] /dʒɪmˈneɪ zi əm/
noun, plural gymnasiums, gymnasia
[jim-ney-zee-uh, -zhuh] /dʒɪmˈneɪ zi ə, -ʒə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building or room designed and equipped for indoor sports, exercise, or physical education.
2.
a place where Greek youths met for exercise and discussion.
[gim-nah-zee-uh m] /gɪmˈnɑ zi əm/
noun, plural gymnasiums, gymnasia
[gim-nah-zee-uh] /gɪmˈnɑ zi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(often initial capital letter) (in continental Europe, especially Germany) a classical school preparatory to the universities.
/dʒɪmˈneɪzɪəm/
noun (pl) -siums, -sia (-zɪə)
1.
a large room or hall equipped with bars, weights, ropes, etc, for games or physical training
2.
(in various European countries) a secondary school that prepares pupils for university
n.

1590s, “place of exercise,” from Latin gymnasium “school for gymnastics,” from Greek gymnasion “public place where athletic exercises are practiced; gymnastics school,” in plural, “bodily exercises,” from gymnazein “to exercise or train,” literally or figuratively, literally “to train naked,” from gymnos “naked” (see naked). Introduced to German 15c. as a name for “high school” (more or less paralleling a sense in Latin); in English it has remained purely athletic.

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