pancratiast


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pancratiast

(pænˈkreɪʃɪˌæst) or

pancratist

n
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a person who takes part in a pancratium

pancratiast

a person skilied in the art of boxing or wrestling. — pancratiastic, adj.
See also: Boxing
a person skilled in the art of boxing or wrestling. — pancratiastic, adj.
See also: Athletics
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References in classic literature ?
You cannot mean to say that because Polydamas, the pancratiast, is stronger than we are, and finds the eating of beef conducive to his bodily strength, that to eat beef is therefore equally for our good who are weaker than he is, and right and just for us?
In the second section, the vinedresser describes the actions of Protesilaus in the modern world, chiefly giving oracular responses to those who seek his guidance (including the well-known early third-century pancratiast Helix), and correcting many errors in the Homeric poems.
Pancratiasts, like wrestlers and boxers, competed in their own age categories.