Olympiad

An Olympiad (Ὀλυμπιάς) is a period of four years associated with the Olympic Games of the Ancient Greeks. During the Hellenistic period, beginning with Ephorus, it was used as a calendar epoch. By this reckoning, the first Olympiad lasted from the summer of 776 BC to that of 772 BC. By extrapolation to the Gregorian calendar, the A modern...
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Olympiad

• (n.) The quadrennial celebration of the modern Olympic games; as, the first Olympiad (1906). • (n.) A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Cor/bus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as,...
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Olympiad

noun one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC
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Olympiad

O·lym'pi·ad (o*lĭm'pĭ*ăd) noun [ Latin olympias , -adis , Greek 'olympia`s , -a`dos , from 'O`lympos Olympus, a mountain in Macedonia: confer French olympiade .] (Greek Antiq.) A period of four years, by which the ancie...
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Olympiad

O·lym'pi·ad noun The quadrennial celebration of the modern Olympic games; as, the first Olympiad (1906).
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olympiad

In ancient Greece, the period of four years between each celebration of the Olympic Games. The method of dating by olympiads was used only for literary and historic purposes and was never adopted in...
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Olympiad

Olympiad, unit of a chronological era of ancient Greece, a four-year period, each one beginning with the Olympic games. Timaeus (c.356–c.260 B.C.) of Sicily was the first to use, as a check on chronology, the list of victors kept in the gymnasium at Olympia. The first Olympiad was reckoned to ...
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Olympiad

[n] - one of the 4-year intervals between Olympic Games
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