diaulos

noun di·au·los \dēˈau̇ˌläs, dēˈȯˌl-\

Definition of diaulos

plural

diauli

\-au̇ˌlē, -ȯˌlī\
  1. :  the double course for footraces in ancient Greece in which the contestants ran down one side of the stadium, turned round a goal, and returned to the starting point

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Origin and Etymology of diaulos

Greek, from di- + aulos pipe, reed instrument like an oboe, racecourse — more at alveolus


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