gymnasiarch

[jim-ney-zee-ahrk]
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noun

(in ancient Greece) a magistrate who superintended the gymnasia and public games in certain cities.

Origin of gymnasiarch

1650–60; < Latin gymnasiarchus master of a gymnasium < Greek gymnasíarchos, equivalent to gymnási(on) (see gymnasium1) + -archos -arch
Related formsgym·na·si·arch·y, noun
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gymnasiarch

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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