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Meaning of PALESTRA

Pronunciation:  pu'lestru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes
 

PALESTRA is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: palaestra
 
 See Also: athletic field, field, playing area, playing field

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa*les"tra\, n.; pl. L. {Palestr[ae]}, E. {Palestras}.
[NL., fr. L. palaestra, Gr. ?, fr. ? to wrestle.] [Written
also {pal[ae]stra}.] (Antiq.)
(a) A wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for
    athletic exercise in general.
(b) A wrestling; the exercise of wrestling.

 

 

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