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gymnasiarch

[ jim-ney-zee-ahrk ]
/ dʒɪmˈneɪ ziˌɑrk /
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noun
(in ancient Greece) a magistrate who superintended the gymnasia and public games in certain cities.
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Origin of gymnasiarch

1650–60; <Latin gymnasiarchus master of a gymnasium <Greek gymnasíarchos, equivalent to gymnási(on) (see gymnasium1) + -archos-arch

OTHER WORDS FROM gymnasiarch

gym·na·si·arch·y, noun

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How to use gymnasiarch in a sentence

  • He becomes a cadet; again he has to fear the drill-master, the physical trainer, the fencing-master, the gymnasiarch.

  • Wheler also gives an inscription in "honour of Callimachus, Scribe and Gymnasiarch," and several others.

  • Rather gain one prize from the Choragus than ten from the Gymnasiarch.

    Philothea|Lydia Maria Child
  • I would rather gain one prize from the Choragus, than ten from the Gymnasiarch.

    Philothea|Lydia Maria Child

British Dictionary definitions for gymnasiarch

gymnasiarch
/ (dʒɪmˈneɪzɪˌɑːk) /

noun
(in ancient Greece) an official who supervised athletic schools and contests
obsolete the governor or chief tutor of an academy or college

Word Origin for gymnasiarch

C17: from Latin, from Greek gymnasiarchos, from gymnasion gymnasium + -archos ruling
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