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  • n. Plural form of gymnasium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Latin plural of gymnasium.


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  • Their schools were called gymnasia, on account of the attention given to gymnastics.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

  • Public institutions, such as gymnasia, were endowed by wealthy benefactors, often royal, and supervised by public officials.

    5. The Hellenistic World, to 30 B.C.E

  • I want to see excellence in politics and business - I have no problem with politics being fostered on the playing fields of Eton as well as the gymnasia of Tower Hamlets ....

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • Seven of them graduated from gymnasia in CIS countries, and three from agricultural schools in Palestine.

    Hadassah School of Nursing: First Graduating Class.

  • His youngest daughter attended the Russian gymnasia “according to a well-known program and will grow up in the big city among decent people who speak a clear language.”

    Haskalah Attitudes Toward Women.

  • The romantic ethos found a place among young people of this generation and with it not only marriage of choice at a relatively later age, but also religious permissiveness among working women of the lower class and women students of the middle and upper classes, many of whom became gymnasia pupils and students (Kovner, 206 – 214).

    Haskalah Attitudes Toward Women.

  • Memoirs written by Eastern European women reflect the secularization process they underwent as they studied in the gymnasia or higher-education institutions in Russia or western Europe, their integration into the work force or migration from the provincial village to the lively metropolis.

    Haskalah Attitudes Toward Women.

  • Yet whereas young Jewish men had been permitted to attend college preparatory high schools (gymnasia) and universities since the early nineteenth century, Jewish women had been excluded from both institutions until the end of the century.

    Germany: 1750-1945.

  • After finishing her studies at the local grammar school at the age of twelve, she was sent to study at the gymnasia for girls in Kremenchuk in the Ukraine, where she spent six years.

    Rahel Katznelson.

  • In the Polish schools and gymnasia, even those with Jewish instructors, Polish language, literature and culture dominated the curriculum.

    Agudat Israel: Interwar Poland.


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