noun, plural dis·cus·es, dis·ci [dis-ahy] /ˈdɪs aɪ/.
Origin of discus
Examples from the Web for discus
So far as I know, no one has ever done this to an Olympic discus thrower.
Jeremy Hunt has introduced a new sport to the Games, to go with the discus, shot put, javelin.20 Reasons to Feel Good About the 2012 Olympics in London|The Telegraph|July 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They diverted themselves in the palace of Odysseus by throwing the discus and javelin.
The words ludere and certare throw no light on the manner in which the globus or discus was used.The Canadian Curler's Manual|James Bicket
He has the force at his command of the thrower of the discus.Emerson and Other Essays|John Jay Chapman
Swiftly through the tree-tops ran the murmuring South Wind, and smote the discus of Apollo with a cruel hand.A Book of Myths|Jean Lang
The legend is to the effect that Hyacinthus, a beautiful youth beloved by the god, was accidentally killed by him with a discus.
British Dictionary definitions for discus
noun plural discuses or disci (ˈdɪskaɪ)
- a similar disc-shaped object with a heavy middle thrown by athletes
- (as modifier)a discus thrower
Word Origin for discus
Word Origin and History for discus
1650s, from Latin discus "discus, disk," from Greek diskos "disk, quoit, platter."