palaestra

noun pa·laes·tra \ pə-ˈle-strə \

Definition of palaestra

plural palaestrae play \pə-ˈle-(ˌ)strē\
1 :a school in ancient Greece or Rome for sports (such as wrestling)

Origin and Etymology of palaestra

Middle English palestre arena, from Latin palaestra place for wrestling, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein to wrestle


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