Origin of lyceum
Examples from the Web for lyceum
The letters, telephone calls, and fax messages started pouring into the Lyceum.
Among the boxes that arrived at the Lyceum was one bearing a return address I recognized.
And the company is breaking ground on a distillery in September, to be located in an old inn down the street from the lyceum.Art in the Age: Ex-Ad Man Steven Grasse’s Wonderfully Weird Spirits|Jace Lacob|August 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He fixed upon a place in the Lyceum highly beautified with avenues of trees, where he established his school.
It contained two rooms called gymnasia, to the upper of which he gave the name of Lyceum, and which contained his library.Old Rome|Robert Burn
On leaving the lyceum Gorchakov entered the foreign office under Count Nesselrode.
She was a very frightened young person as they reached the door of the Lyceum Hall.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
He has also told all the stories that I might have told, and described every one connected with the Lyceum except himself.The Story of My Life|Ellen Terry
noun (now chiefly in the names of buildings)
noun the Lyceum
Word Origin for Lyceum
1580s, Latin form of Greek lykeion, name of a grove or garden with covered walks near Athens where Aristotle taught, from neuter of Lykeios "wolf-slayer," an epithet of Apollo, whose temple was nearby, from lykos "wolf." Hence lycée, name given in France to state-run secondary schools. In England, early 19c., lyceum was the name taken by a number of literary societies; in U.S., after c.1820, it was the name of institutes that sponsored popular lectures in science and literature.