stadion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek στάδιον (stadion).

Noun[edit]

stadion (plural stadia)

  1. A Greek unit of measurement, equivalent to six plethra or six hundred podes, which, though varying in precise length, is generally accepted to be equivalent to approximately 185·4 metres.
    • 1883: Franz von Reber (translated by Joseph Thacher Clarke), History of ancient art, p257 (S. Low…)
      The stadion did not suffice for the races of horses and chariots which had been favorites with the Greeks since the Trojan war.
    • 1993: David Gilman Romano, Athletics and Mathematics in Archaic Corinth: The Origins of the Greek Stadion, p1 (Diane Publishing Co.; ISBN 0871692066 (10), ISBN 978-0871692061 (13))
      The stadion was used specifically for human athletic contests whereas the Greek hippodrome and later the Roman circus were used for equestrian events. The gymnasion and the palaistra were used for training purposes for human athletic events.
    • 2001: Edward Seldon Sears, Running Through the Ages, p26 (McFarland, ISBN 978-0-7864-0971-6)
      Stadion Race (200 meters)
        The winner of the Stadion race could justifiably be called the fastest man in the Greek world. According to legend, Herakles, whose feet were 0·32 meters (12·7 inches) long, stepped-off the Stadion at Olympia. Since he chose a distance of 600 “feet”, this made the race at Olympia 192 meters. Herakles staged a race for his brothers, the Kouretes, and crowned the victor with a branch of wild olive. Although the Greek Stadion race was always 600 feet, other Greek gods had “feet” of different lengths. This caused the length of the Stadion race to vary slightly from stadium to stadium. This list of Olympic victors compiled by Hippias in about 400 B.C. lists the Stadion race as the only event in the first 13 Olympic games. Coreobus of Elis, a cook, was the victor in the Stadion race in 776 B.C. and thus the first recorded Olympic victor.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stadion m

  1. stadium (venue where sporting events are held)

Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stadion n (definite singular stadionet, indefinite plural stadioner / stadions, definite plural stadionerne)

  1. a stadium (sporting venue)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: sta‧di‧on

Noun[edit]

stadion n (plural stadions, diminutive stadionnetje n)

  1. (sports) stadium, arena

Finnish[edit]

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stadion

  1. (sports) stadium
  2. stadion

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

stadion n (definite singular stadionet, indefinite plural stadion / stadioner, definite plural stadiona / stadionene)

  1. a stadium (sporting venue)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stadion n (definite singular stadionet, indefinite plural stadion, definite plural stadiona)

  1. a stadium (sporting venue)

Polish[edit]

stadion

Noun[edit]

stadion m

  1. (sports) stadium

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Romanian[edit]

stadion

Noun[edit]

stadion n

  1. stadium (venue where sporting events are held)


This Romanian entry was created from the translations listed at stadium. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see stadion in the Romanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) October 2009


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek στάδιον (stádion).

Noun[edit]

stȁdiōn m (Cyrillic spelling ста̏дио̄н)

  1. (sports) stadium
  2. (unit of measure) stadion

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stadion n, c (definite singular stadion, indefinite plural stadion, definite plural stadion)

  1. a stadium (sporting venue)