pancratic

pancratium

[pan-krey-shee-uhm]
noun, plural pancratia [pan-krey-shee-uh] .
(in ancient Greece) an athletic contest combining wrestling and boxing.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin < Greek pankrátion all-power exercise (noun use of neuter adj.), equivalent to pan- pan- + krát(os) strength, mastery + -ion, neuter of -ios adj. suffix

pancratic [pan-krat-ik] , adjective
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pancratium (pænˈkreɪʃɪəm)
 
n , pl -tia
(in ancient Greece) a wrestling and boxing contest
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek pankration, from pan- + kratos strength]
 
pancratic
 
adj

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