from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An element in some scientific compounds of Greek origin, meaning ‘naked,’ ‘bare’: correlated with phæno- or phanero-, and opposed to crypto-, etc.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It was on this trip that Pyrrho was exposed to Indian ascetics (the so called gymno-sophists ” the “Naked Philosophers” of India) and their commitment to an enlightened state of mind.
I ask him more about Zoo Quest, when he and Jack Lester went in search of the bald-headed rock crow, Picathartes gymnocephalus, and, as described in the autobiography, after only four broadcasts a London bus driver asked, ' 'ere Dave, are you going to catch that Picafartees gymno-bloody-cephalus or aren't you?'