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 Gygs’ RingGymnos’ophists. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gymnas’tics.
 
Athletic games. The word is from gymna’sium, a public place set apart in Greece for athletic sports, the actors in which were naked. (Greek, gumnos, naked.)   1
 


 Gygs’ RingGymnos’ophists. 

 
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