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pancratium

[pan-krey-shee-uh m] /pænˈkreɪ ʃi əm/
noun, plural pancratia
[pan-krey-shee-uh] /pænˈkreɪ ʃi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Greece) an athletic contest combining wrestling and boxing.
Origin of pancratium
1595-1605
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
Related forms
pancratic
[pan-krat-ik] /pænˈkræt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pancratium

pancratium

/pænˈkreɪʃɪəm/
noun (pl) -tia (-ʃɪə)
1.
(in ancient Greece) a wrestling and boxing contest
Derived Forms
pancratic (pænˈkrætɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek pankration, from pan- + kratos strength
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