pugilism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pugil (fist) +‎ -ism, related to pugnus (fist),[1] from Proto-Indo-European roots. Compare contemporary pugilist (boxer), 1790.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pugilism (countable and uncountable, plural pugilisms)

  1. Fighting with fists. [from 1791]
    Synonym: boxing

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “pugilism”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English pugilism.

Noun[edit]

pugilism n (uncountable)

  1. pugilism

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