Definition of olympiad
1 : one of the 4-year intervals between Olympic Games by which time was reckoned in ancient Greece
2 : a quadrennial celebration of the modern Olympic Games; also : a competition or series of competitions resembling an olympiad especially in variety or challenge
Origin and Etymology of olympiad
Middle English Olympias, from Latin Olympiad-, Olympias, from Greek, from Olympia, site of ancient Olympic Games
First Known Use: 14th century
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