pancratium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from Ancient Greek παγκράτιον (pankration) a complete contest, from all-powerful; all + strength. See pankration.

Noun[edit]

pancratium

  1. (historical) An athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παγκράτιον (pankration, all powers; exercise which combines both wrestling and boxing).

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Noun[edit]

pancratium n (genitive pancratiī); second declension

  1. A gymnastic contest, which is a blend of wrestling and boxing, pankration.
  2. chicory

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pancratium pancratia
genitive pancratiī pancratiōrum
dative pancratiō pancratiīs
accusative pancratium pancratia
ablative pancratiō pancratiīs
vocative pancratium pancratia

Synonyms[edit]

  • (gymnastic contest, which is a blend of wrestling and boxing): pammachum

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