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  • n. An athlete or gymnast in Ancient Greece.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An athlete; a gymnast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pancratiast.


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  • In the full august assembly, Nero discovered enthroned, not unmajestic in deportment, yet effeminately chapleted, and holding a lyre: suppose him just returned from Elis, a pancratist, the world's acknowledged champion.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper


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