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gymnasia


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gymnasium  \Gym*na"si*um\n.;  pl  E.  {Gymnasiums},  L.  {Gymnasia}. 
  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  exercise  (naked),  fr  ?  naked.] 
  1.  A  place  or  building  where  athletic  exercises  are 
  performed;  a  school  for  gymnastics. 
 
  2.  A  school  for  the  higher  branches  of  literature  and 
  science;  a  preparatory  school  for  the  university;  --  used 
  esp.  of  German  schools  of  this  kind 
 
  More  like  ordinary  schools  of  gymnasia  than 
  universities.  --Hallam. 




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