discobolus

noun
dis·​cob·​o·​lus
variants: or less commonly discobolos \ də̇ˈskäbələs \
plural discoboli\ -​ˌlī , -​ˌlē \ also discoboloi\ -​ˌlȯi \

Definition of discobolus

: a discus thrower

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History and Etymology for discobolus

Latin & Greek; Latin discobolus, from Greek diskobolos, from diskos quoit + -bolos (from ballein to throw)

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“Discobolus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discobolus. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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