Where does the the word athletics come from?
The word "Athletics" come from the Ancient Greek ἀθλητής. Athletics by definition means "combatant in public games", which would make sense because athletes go through quite a bit of training to get to the high competition that you see on TV. ...
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What is the singular possessive of athletics?
The noun athletics is an uncountable noun that has no singular form. The word athletic is an adjective, a word that describes a noun. The possessive form of the plural, uncountable noun is athletics'. example: The athletics' curriculum at this school is nonexistent. ...
Asked in Pronouns
Is the word as used in the sentence singular or plural Athletics?
The noun athletics can be singular or plural depending on context of use; athletics can take a singular or plural verb. Example sentences: Athletics is an important element in children's development. The athletics are being cut back due to budget issues. ...
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What does the word 'biathlon' mean and where does it come from?
Abstracted from pentathlon in 1956 to describe an athletics contest in which participants ski and shoot, it comes from the Greek language words meaning two contests. ...