Turnverein meaning

tûrn'və-rīn', to͝orn'-
A club of gymnasts or tumblers.
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A club of turners, or gymnasts.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of turnverein

  • German turnen to do gymnastics turner2 Verein club (from obsolete vereine) (back-formation from Middle High German vereinen to unite) (ver- intensive pref.) (from Old High German far- per1 in Indo-European roots) (einen to make one) (from ein one) (from Old High German oi-no- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • German, from turnen to exercise + Verein a union.
    From Wiktionary