lyceum

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noun ly·ce·um \lī-ˈsē-əm, ˈlī-sē-\

Definition of lyceum

  1. 1 :  a hall for public lectures or discussions

  2. 2 :  an association providing public lectures, concerts, and entertainments

  3. 3 :  lycée

Origin and Etymology of lyceum

Latin Lyceum, gymnasium near Athens where Aristotle taught, from Greek Lykeion, from neuter of lykeios, epithet of Apollo


First Known Use: 1786

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