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discobolus

discobolos

/ (dɪsˈkɒbələs) /
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noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

(in classical Greece) a discus thrower
a statue of a discus thrower

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Word Origin for discobolus

C18: from Latin, from Greek diskobolos, from diskos discus + -bolos, from ballein to throw
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