Discus meaning

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Any of several small colorful South American freshwater fish of the genus Symphysodon that have a disk-shaped body and are popular in home aquariums.
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(uncountable) The athletics sport of discus throwing.
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(plural: discus) A discus fish.
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(rare, dated) A chakram.
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Something resembling a flat circular plate; a disk.
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A heavy disk, usually made of metal and wood, that is thrown for distance as a test of strength and skill.
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The throwing of the discus as a field event in track and field meets.
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A round plate-like object that is thrown for sport.
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Origin of discus

  • Latin disk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1656. From Latin discus, from Ancient Greek δίσκος (diskos, “disk, quoit, platter”).

    From Wiktionary