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palestra

or pa路laes路tra

[ puh-les-truh ]
/ p蓹藞l蓻s tr蓹 /
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noun, plural pa路les路tras, pa路les路trae [puh-les-tree]. /p蓹藞l蓻s tri/. Greek Antiquity.
a public place for training or exercise in wrestling or athletics.
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Origin of palestra

1375鈥1425; late Middle English palestre<Latin palaestra a wrestling school, place of exercise <Greek pala铆stra, equivalent to palais-, variant stem of pala铆ein to wrestle + -tra feminine noun suffix of place
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British Dictionary definitions for palestra

palestra
/ (p蓹藞l蓻str蓹, -藞li藧-) /

noun plural -tras or -trae (-tri藧)
the usual US spelling of palaestra
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