palestrian


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pa·les·tra

also pa·laes·tra (pə-lĕs′trə)
n. pl. pa·les·trae (-trē) or pa·les·tras also pa·laes·trae or pa·laes·tras
A public place in ancient Greece for training and practice in wrestling and other athletics.

[Middle English palestre, from Old French, from Latin palaestra, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein, to wrestle.]

pa·les′tral, pa·les′tri·an adj.