diaulos

noun

di·​au·​los
dēˈau̇ˌläs,
dēˈȯˌl-
plural diauli
-au̇ˌlē,
-ȯˌlī
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Greek, from di- + aulos pipe, reed instrument like an oboe, racecourse

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“Diaulos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaulos. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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