plural -es
: a place for thinking or study

Word History


Greek phrontistērion, from phrontistēs philosopher, deep thinker, person with intellectual pretensions, from phrontizein to reflect, take thought, from phrontid-, phrontis reflection, thought; akin to Greek phren-, phrēn diaphragm, mind

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“Phrontistery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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