gymnasium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school), from γυμνός (gumnós, naked), because Greek athletes trained naked.

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gymnasium (plural gymnasia or gymnasiums)

  1. A large room or building for indoor sports.
  2. A type of secondary school in some European countries which typically prepares students for university.

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  • (type of secondary school): prep school, college prep school

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡymnaːsjɔm/, [ɡ̊ymˈnæːˀɕɔm]
  • Rhymes: -ɔm

Noun[edit]

gymnasium n (singular definite gymnasiet, plural indefinite gymnasier)

  1. gymnasium (a type of secondary school)

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gym‧na‧si‧um

Noun[edit]

gymnasium n (plural gymnasia or gymnasiums, diminutive gymnasiumpje n)

  1. a type of secondary school (for 12 to 18 year-olds) which prepares students for university or vocational school, and which offers classes in Latin and/or Greek
  2. school of sports which the Greeks had in antiquity

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school), from γυμνός (gumnós, naked), because Greek athletes trained naked.

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gymnasium n (genitive gymnasiī); second declension

  1. a gymnasium

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative gymnasium gymnasia
genitive gymnasiī gymnasiōrum
dative gymnasiō gymnasiīs
accusative gymnasium gymnasia
ablative gymnasiō gymnasiīs
vocative gymnasium gymnasia

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gymnasium n

  1. gymnasium; an upper secondary school: either theoretical ("preparing for further studies") or vocational

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