palaestra

palaestra

[puh-les-truh]
noun, plural palaestras, palaestrae [puh-les-tree] .
Greek Antiquity, palestra.
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palaestra or esp (US) palestra (pəˈlɛstrə, -ˈliː-, pəˈlɛstrə, -ˈliː-)
 
n , pl -tras, -trae
(in ancient Greece or Rome) a public place devoted to the training of athletes
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek palaistra, from palaiein to wrestle]
 
palestra or esp (US) palestra (pəˈlɛstrə, -ˈliː-, pəˈlɛstrə, -ˈliː-, -triː)
 
n
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek palaistra, from palaiein to wrestle]

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