variants or gymnopedia
plural -s
: a choral dance of religious origin performed by naked youths at ancient Greek festivals

Word History


New Latin, from Greek gymnopaidia, from gymno- gymn- + paidia childish play, amusement, game (from paizein to play, sport, from paid-, pais child)

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“Gymnopaedia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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