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noun, plural gym·na·si·ums, gym·na·si·a [jim-ney-zee-uh, -zhuh] /dʒɪmˈneɪ zi ə, -ʒə/.
Origin of gymnasium1
Definition for gymnasia (4 of 4)
noun, plural gym·na·si·ums, gym·na·si·a [gim-nah-zee-uh] /gɪmˈnɑ zi ə/.
Origin of gymnasium2
Examples from the Web for gymnasia
In this manner are formed all the physicians, surgeons, and subordinate professors of gymnasia.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.|Xavier Hommaire de Hell
Bridal songs with fescennine licence resounded in the theatres, market-places, courts, and gymnasia.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
It seems probable that tradition is the chief hindrance to the entrance of women into teaching positions in the gymnasia.The School System of Norway|David Allen Anderson
Why are they not generally introduced into the gymnasia attached to our colleges and schools?
In their gymnasia they practised running, leaping, throwing the disc and Javelin.History Of Ancient Civilization|Charles Seignobos
British Dictionary definitions for gymnasia
noun plural -siums or -sia (-zɪə)
Word Origin for gymnasium
Word Origin and History for gymnasia
1590s, "place of exercise," from Latin gymnasium "school for gymnastics," from Greek gymnasion "public place where athletic exercises are practiced; gymnastics school," in plural, "bodily exercises," from gymnazein "to exercise or train," literally or figuratively, literally "to train naked," from gymnos "naked" (see naked). Introduced to German 15c. as a name for "high school" (more or less paralleling a sense in Latin); in English it has remained purely athletic.