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discus (plural discuses)
- A round plate-like object that is thrown for sport.
- August 18 2004, Frank Fitzpatrick, “The amazing story of the first discus medal winner”, in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
- He [Robert Garrett] won even though he hadn't ever touched a real discus until just before the event was held.
- August 23 2008, John Branch, “Estonia's Kanter Celebrates Gold Medal in the Discus His Way”, in The New York Times:
- [Gerd] Kanter had agreed to demonstrate his throwing skill on Friday, but rather than bringing his own discuses—he usually travels with about five of them, […]
- (uncountable) The athletics sport of discus throwing.
- 2008 September 8, “Weir lays down marker in Beijing”, in BBC:
- And Chris Martin took a silver medal in the discus on the opening day in the Bird's Nest, […]
- (plural: discus) A discus fish (genus Symphysodon)
- 2008, Carol Roberts, “History of Discus”, in North American Discus Association:
- The main body of the Amazon River is too fast, too deep, and too silt laden for discus.
- (rare, dated) A chakram.
- 1899, Thomas William Rhys Davids (translator), Sàmañña-Phàla Sutta, translation of original by Digha Nikaya:
- If with a discus with an edge sharp as a razor he should make all the living creatures on the earth one heap, one mass, of flesh, […]
- Although an alternative Latinate plural disci is often cited, it is hardly ever used in practice.
- (round plate): quoit
round plate-like object for throwing
athletics sport of throwing the discus
- → Indonesian: diskus
- Old French: deis, dois
- Old Italian: desco
- Old Occitan:
- Occitan: des
- Old Spanish:
- → Albanian: dhisk
- → Albanian: dishkë
- Albanian: dishtë
- → Asturian: discu
- → Catalan: disc
- → Danish: diskos
- → Dutch: discus
- → French: disque
- → English: discus
- → Galician: disco
- → Proto-West Germanic: *disk (see there for further descendants)
- → Hebrew: דִּיסְקוּס (dískus)
- → Italian: disco
- → Portuguese: disco
- → Spanish: disco
- → Basque: disko
- → Swedish: diskus
- “discus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “discus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- discus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- discus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “discus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “discus”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin