paedotribe

noun
pae·​do·​tribe | \ ˈpēdəˌtrīb \
plural -s

Definition of paedotribe

: a trainer in gymnastics often represented in ancient Greek art as supervising the exercises of young athletes

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History and Etymology for paedotribe

Greek paidotribēs, from paid- + -tribēs (from tribein to rub)

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“Paedotribe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paedotribe. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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