gymnasium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

gymnasium (plural gymnasia or gymnasiums)

  1. (formal) A large room or building for indoor sports.
  2. A type of secondary school in some European countries which typically prepares students for university.

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  • (large room or building for indoor sports): gym
  • (type of secondary school): prep school, college prep school

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡymnaːsjɔm/, [ɡ̊ymˈnæːˀɕɔm]
  • Rhymes: -ɔm

Noun[edit]

gymnasium n (singular definite gymnasiet, plural indefinite gymnasier)

  1. gymnasium (a type of secondary school)

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gym‧na‧si‧um

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

gymnasium n (plural gymnasia or gymnasiums, diminutive gymnasiumpje n)

  1. a type of secondary school (for 12 to 18 year-olds) which prepares students for university or vocational school, and which offers classes in Latin and/or Greek
  2. school of sports which the Greeks had in antiquity

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school), from γυμνός (gumnós, naked), because Greek athletes trained naked.

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Noun[edit]

gymnasium n (genitive gymnasiī); second declension

  1. a gymnasium

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gymnasium gymnasia
genitive gymnasiī gymnasiōrum
dative gymnasiō gymnasiīs
accusative gymnasium gymnasia
ablative gymnasiō gymnasiīs
vocative gymnasium gymnasia

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References[edit]

  • gymnasium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gymnasium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “gymnasium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • gymnasium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • gymnasium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • gymnasium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • gymnasium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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gymnasium n

  1. gymnasium; an upper secondary school: either theoretical ("preparing for further studies") or vocational

Declension[edit]

Declension of gymnasium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gymnasium gymnasiet gymnasier gymnasierna
Genitive gymnasiums gymnasiets gymnasiers gymnasiernas

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