στάδιον

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Uncertain, but possibly from στάδιος (stádios, firm, fixed), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-, in reference to the fixed distance of the course.

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στᾰ́δῐον (stádionn (genitive στᾰδῐ́ου); second declension

  1. (architecture) A 600-foot track for footraces and the surrounding stadium.
  2. (sports) A 600-foot footrace.
  3. (historical units of measure) A stade, a unit of distance based on the length of a racetrack, equal to 600 Greek feet (variously 150–210 m at different places and times).

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