pugilism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pugil (fist) +‎ -ism, related to pugnus (fist),[1] from Proto-Indo-European roots. Compare contemporary pugilist (boxer), 1790.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pugilism (countable and uncountable, plural pugilisms)

  1. Fighting with fists. [from 1791]
    Synonym: boxing

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “pugilism”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pugilism.

NounEdit

pugilism n (uncountable)

  1. pugilism

DeclensionEdit