Origin of palestraClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek palaistra ; from palaiein, to wrestle
nounpl. pa·les·trae or pa·les·tras also pa·laes·trae or pa·laes·tras
Origin of palestraMiddle English palestre, from Old French, from Latin palaestra, from Greek palaistra, from palaiein, to wrestle.
- pa·les′tral, pa·les′tri·an
(plural palestras or palestrae)
- Alternative form of palaestra.
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