from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An athletic contest in ancient Greece that involved boxing and wrestling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.
Latin, from Greek pankration : pan-, pan- + kratos, strength; see -cracy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, from Ancient Greek παγκράτιον (pankration) a complete contest, from all-powerful; all + strength. See pankration. (Wiktionary)