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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill.

2. (n.) The exercise with the discus.

3. (n.) A disk. See Disk.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

dis'-kus (diskos, "the summons of the discus," 2 Maccabees 4:14 margin, "to the game of the discus," the King James Version "the game of discus"): The discus was a round stone slab or metal plate of considerable weight (a kind of quoit), the contest of throwing which to the greatest distance was one of the exercises in the Greek gymnasia, being included in the pentathlon. It was introduced into Jerusalem by Jason the high priest in the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, 175-164 B.C., in the Palaestra he had formed there in imitation of the Greek games. His conduct led to his being described in 2 Maccabees 4:13, 14 as that "ungodly man" through whom even the priests forsook their duties to play at the discus. A statue of a discobolos (discus-thrower) is in the British Museum. From discus we have the words "disc," "dish," "desk." See GAMES.

W. L. Walker


The Story of a Divine Tragedy
... "Perhaps," the athlete said, "he bought this left-handed catapult thinking
he might throw the discus farther than I can throw it.". ...
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Through-The-Week Activities for Boys' Organized Classes
... Drills Fire, Ambulance, Life-saving Drills Single Stick and Foil, Boxing Swimming
Water Polo Water Sports Jumping and Running Shot Put Discus Throwing Baseball ...
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A Plea Regarding Christians by Athenagoras, the Athenian
... [906] The boy Hyacinthus, loved by both Apollo and Zephyrus, was struck on
the head and killed by a discus, hurled by Apollo at play. ...
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Disk. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DISCUS. dis'-kus (diskos ...
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