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EtymologyEdit

Latin pancratium, from Ancient Greek παγκράτιον (pankrátion, a complete contest). See pankration.

NounEdit

pancratium (plural pancratiums)

  1. (historical) An ancient athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.
  2. (botany) Any of the genus Pancratium of African and Eurasian perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family. The flowers are large, white and fragrant.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek παγκράτιον (pankrátion, all powers; exercise which combines both wrestling and boxing).

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NounEdit

pancratium n (genitive pancratiī or pancratī); second declension

  1. A gymnastic contest, which is a blend of wrestling and boxing, pankration.
  2. chicory

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pancratium pancratia
Genitive pancratiī
pancratī1
pancratiōrum
Dative pancratiō pancratiīs
Accusative pancratium pancratia
Ablative pancratiō pancratiīs
Vocative pancratium pancratia

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

SynonymsEdit

  • (gymnastic contest, which is a blend of wrestling and boxing): pammachum

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