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  • n. severe discipline

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Severe discipline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Severe discipline or training; hard treatment of the body; mortification.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek hard + a leading or training.

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