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EtymologyEdit

From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school), from γυμνός (gumnós, naked), because Greek athletes trained naked.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /dʒɪmˈneɪ.zi.əm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

gymnasium (plural gymnasia or gymnasiums)

  1. (formal) A large room or building for indoor sports.
  2. A type of secondary school in some European countries which typically prepares students for university.
  3. (historical) A public place or building where Ancient Greek youths took exercise, with running and wrestling grounds, baths, and halls for conversation.

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  • (large room or building for indoor sports): gym
  • (type of secondary school): prep school, college prep school

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gymnasium n

  1. (archaic) grammar school

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡymnaːsjɔm/, [ɡ̊ymˈnæːˀɕɔm]
  • Rhymes: -ɔm

NounEdit

gymnasium n (singular definite gymnasiet, plural indefinite gymnasier, in compounds: gymnasie-)

  1. gymnasium (a type of secondary school)

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gym‧na‧si‧um

NounEdit

gymnasium n (plural gymnasia or gymnasiums, diminutive gymnasiumpje n)

  1. a type of secondary school (for 12 to 18 year-olds) which prepares students for university or vocational school, and which offers classes in Latin and/or Greek
  2. school of sports which the Greeks had in antiquity

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school), from γυμνός (gumnós, naked), because Greek athletes trained naked.

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NounEdit

gymnasium n (genitive gymnasiī); second declension

  1. a gymnasium

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gymnasium gymnasia
Genitive gymnasiī
gymnasī1
gymnasiōrum
Dative gymnasiō gymnasiīs
Accusative gymnasium gymnasia
Ablative gymnasiō gymnasiīs
Vocative gymnasium gymnasia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dʒʏmˈnɑːsɪɵm/, /jʏmˈnɑːsɪɛ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

gymnasium n

  1. gymnasium; an upper secondary school: either theoretical ("preparing for further studies") or vocational

DeclensionEdit

Declension of gymnasium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gymnasium gymnasiet gymnasier gymnasierna
Genitive gymnasiums gymnasiets gymnasiers gymnasiernas

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