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[jim-ney-zee-ahrk] /dʒɪmˈneɪ ziˌɑrk/

(in ancient Greece) a magistrate who superintended the gymnasia and public games in certain cities.
(in ancient Greece) an official who supervised athletic schools and contests
(obsolete) the governor or chief tutor of an academy or college


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