מרתון

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Hebrew[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French marathon (and reinforced by cognates), coined in 1894 by linguist Michel Bréal for the first modern time Olympic Games after Ancient Greek Μαραθών (Marathṓn), a town northeast of Athens. Phidippides the Greek ran the distance from Marathon to Athens to deliver a message regarding the Battle of Marathon. The modern sport of marathon running is based on a run approximately the same distance

Noun[edit]

מָרָתוֹן (transliteration neededm (plural indefinite מָרָתוֹנִים‎, plural construct מָרָתוֹנֵי־‎)

  1. A marathon, road race.
  2. (figuratively, by extension) Any extended or sustained activity, a marathon.