Re: SCO Announces Intellectual Property License for Linux
From: MM (R807_T345_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 00:33:19 GMT
Davorin Vlahovic wrote:
> In article <JigYa.email@example.com>, H. S. wrote:
>> Now *this* explains it. I was confused with the usage of that term. I
>> wasn't aware that 'gymnasium' somwhere means 'high school'.
> "Gimnazija" comes from latin. BTW, did you know that latin was an
> official language in Croatia's parliament up to 1850's? ;)))
> BTW 2, I really don't know how the word "gymnasium" got the meaning "a
> place where you train" in english language. It has always been "a place
> where you learn" (or something like that).
"Gymnasium" is Latin, from the Greek "gumnasion", which is derived from
a word meaning something like "to exercise naked" (gumnos = naked).
So, I'd say it's always been associated with exercise/training (though
mostly clothed these days :-)) except in places where it's taken on a
slightly different meaning (exercise of the brain?).