palestra

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

palestra (plural palestras or palestrae) (US)

  1. Alternative form of palaestra

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for palestra in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Latin palaestra, from Ancient Greek παλαίστρα (palaístra, wrestling school).

NounEdit

palestra f (plural palestre)

  1. gym, gymnasium

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin palaestra, from Ancient Greek παλαίστρα (palaístra, wrestling school).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

palestra f (plural palestras)

  1. lecture (spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to a group)
  2. (literary) chat, talk (informal conversation)
  3. (historical) palaestra (public area in ancient Greece and Rome dedicated to the teaching and practice of wrestling and other sports)

Usage notesEdit

Palestra usually refers to special lectures, often delivered as part of an event. Lectures that are regular classes are not usually called palestras.

VerbEdit

palestra

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of palestrar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of palestrar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin palaestra

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paˈlestɾa/, [paˈles.t̪ɾa]

NounEdit

palestra f (plural palestras)

  1. (historical) palaestra

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