gymnasiarchy

gymnasiarch

[jim-ney-zee-ahrk]
noun
(in ancient Greece) a magistrate who superintended the gymnasia and public games in certain cities.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin gymnasiarchus master of a gymnasium < Greek gymnasíarchos, equivalent to gymnási(on) (see gymnasium1) + -archos -arch

gymnasiarchy, noun
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gymnasiarch (dʒɪmˈneɪzɪˌɑːk)
 
n
1.  (in ancient Greece) an official who supervised athletic schools and contests
2.  obsolete the governor or chief tutor of an academy or college
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek gymnasiarchos, from gymnasion gymnasium + -archos ruling]

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