gymnopaedia

noun
gym·​no·​pae·​dia
variants: or gymnopedia \ -​ˈpēdēə \
plural -s

Definition of gymnopaedia

: a choral dance of religious origin performed by naked youths at ancient Greek festivals

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Other Words from gymnopaedia

gymnopaedic \ ¦⸗⸗¦pēdik \ adjective

History and Etymology for gymnopaedia

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gymnopaedia. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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