Gymnasium

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See also: gymnasium

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡʏmˈnaːziʊm/
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Noun[edit]

Gymnasium n (genitive Gymnasiums, plural Gymnasien)

  1. grammar school (UK), prep school (US) (school used to prepare students for university)
    Coordinate terms: Grundschule, Hauptschule, Realschule, Internat

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hungarian: gimnázium
  • Lower Sorbian: gymnazium
  • Polish: gimnazjum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Gymnasium n sg (genitive Gymnasiī or Gymnasī); second declension

  1. A male given name, character in the play Cistellaria of Plautus.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Gymnasium
Genitive Gymnasiī
Gymnasī1
Dative Gymnasiō
Accusative Gymnasium
Ablative Gymnasiō
Vocative Gymnasium

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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