gymnasiast

gymnasiast

(dʒɪmˈneɪzɪˌæst)
n
(Education) a student in a gymnasium

gymnasiast

a gymnast. See also learning.
See also: Athletics
a student in a gymnasium, a form of high school in Europe. See also athletics.
See also: Learning
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GYMNASIUM Though in English a GYMNASIUM has always referred to a place of physical exercise, many will recognize its German meaning of "high school" when reading of a "Gymnasiast." Its Greek origin gymnazein means "to train naked."
IN HIS RECENT NOVELLA DIE EINLADUNG, the Sorbian writer Jurij Brezan revives the figures from and reconnects to his critically acclaimed Hanusch trilogy (Der Gymnasiast, 1958; Das Semester der verlorenen Zeit, 1960; and Mannesjahre, 1964) to thematize and problematize East and West German history, the role of memory, and the German notion of Heimat.
Hence, Anselm comments of his father: 'Auch mein Vater war so ein verbitterter Gymnasiast geworden, der auger seiner Schule nie mehr etwas zu einem guten Ende gebracht hat, nicht einmal sein Leben, das er mit achtunddreigig sozusagen freiwillig beendete' (p.