palaestra


pa·laes·tra

noun \pə-ˈles-trə\
plural pa·laes·trae\-(ˌ)trē\

Definition of PALAESTRA

1
:  a school in ancient Greece or Rome for sports (as wrestling)
2
:  gymnasium

Origin of PALAESTRA

Middle English palestre arena, from Latin palaestra place for wrestling, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein to wrestle
First Known Use: 1580

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