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What is the origin of the word gymnasium?
A gymnasium, or gym for short, is a place to exercise. In Ancient Greece, a gymnasium was a training ground for men to exercise physically as well as to socialize and exercise their minds by engaging in philosophical discussion. When men would exercise in Ancient Greece, they would do so naked to honor the Gods for creating man's body. The Greek adjective for "naked" is "gymnos". The Greek verb gymnazien means "to exercise". When Latin and English developed, they took the Greek roots and came up with "gymnasion", which eventually became the modern English "gymnasium".
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The literal meaning of Gymnasium is "School for naked exercise for Men" coming from the Greek word Gymno meaning "Naked"
You take your dogs for a walk then set the route for gym.
The plural of gymnasium is gymnasiums or gymnasia.
Gymnos means 'naked'
Gymnasium originates from the Greek root "gymno," which means naked. The Greeks used to exercise completely naked, such as during the ancient Olympic competitions, and eventua…lly this term came to be used to describe the place where exercise occurred.
A basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide, so you can estimate about 125 feet long and 70 feet wide.
A building used for sport usually gymnastics. The gymnast practiced every day in the gymnasium.
Partial Answer In looking for a 'hall' to rent for an event, I was referred to a place that had a 'gym' for rent. When I asked about the gyms size, they replied that it… was actually a foot smaller than a regular gym, that it was 99 by 66 feet. I'm not sure if a regular gym would then be 100 by 66 or 99 by 67, but maybe that gets you in the ballpark. This may help improve this answer: The standard dimensions of an NBA basketball court are 50 feet wide by 94 feet long. Obviously additional space is needed at each end and on each side especially if spectator seating is desired. Allowing 8 feet on each side and 3 feet on each end gives 66 feet wide by 100 feet long for a very cozy but usable gym. If your ceiling height is less than 20 feet, you're looking for trouble!
These are the different regulation court sizes: #1 NBA/NCAA - regulation basketball court dimension is 94' long by 50' wide. #2 High School basketball court dimension measure …84' long by 50' wide. #3 Jr. High School basketball court dimension measure 74' long and 42' wide
5 or 6. It depends on whether or not you want to count "y" as a vowel. If you do, there are 5 consonants.
In Name Origins
Gymnasium,which we call in English means naked in Greek.
In Plural Nouns
The plural for gymnsium is gymnasia or gymnasiums
It came from the Greek word gymnasion which was a place for exercising. The root word gymnos means "naked."