Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A part of the palestra, or gymnasium among the Ancient Greeks: either the place where sand was stored for use in sprinkling the wrestlers, or the wrestling ground itself.
  • n. A part of the orchestra of the Ancient Greek theatre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Originally, a part of the palestra, or gymnasium among the Greeks; either the place where sand was stored for use in sprinkling the wrestlers, or the wrestling ground itself. Hence, a part of the orchestra of the Greek theater.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • _conistra_, or pit, was the front stage, or proscenium, upon which stood an altar to Apollo.

    A History of Pantomime

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