pancratium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from Ancient Greek παγκράτιον ‎(pankrátion) a complete contest, from all-powerful; all + strength. See pankration.

Noun[edit]

pancratium ‎(plural pancratiums)

  1. (historical) An ancient athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.
  2. (botany) Any of the genus Pancratium of African and Eurasian perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family. The flowers are large, white and fragrant.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παγκράτιον ‎(pankrátion, all powers; exercise which combines both wrestling and boxing).

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Noun[edit]

pancratium n ‎(genitive pancratiī); second declension

  1. A gymnastic contest, which is a blend of wrestling and boxing, pankration.
  2. chicory

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pancratium pancratia
genitive pancratiī pancratiōrum
dative pancratiō pancratiīs
accusative pancratium pancratia
ablative pancratiō pancratiīs
vocative pancratium pancratia

Synonyms[edit]

  • (gymnastic contest, which is a blend of wrestling and boxing): pammachum

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