A 20-events sport

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by spacealligator, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. spacealligator Member

    Los Angeles, California
    English, U.S.; Russian, Russia
    you know how there is "triathlon" - running, swimming, biking

    academic "decathlon" - 10 intellectual competitions... in one

    what if you had 20 of something - sports/intellectual contests

    vigentilon?

    please give me your thoughts, thank you in advance
     
  2. JamesM

    JamesM Senior Member

    What's the word for "exhausting" in Latin? ;)

    I think the "ath" is required, so I'd venture to say vigentathlon, though I have only guesswork as a skill to claim when it comes to Latin.
     
  3. MillyMal Member

    English - Scotland
    an ICOSAHEDRON is a 20 sided shape!!
    that might help....:idea:
     
  4. spacealligator Member

    Los Angeles, California
    English, U.S.; Russian, Russia
    MillyMal, thank you, we are on track now... James and I mistakenly thought that the words triathlon and decathlon are Latin... but clearly, they are Greek...

    since "eikosi" is twenty and "athlon" is prize/contest, it follows:

    ICOSATHLON is the name for a 20-event competition; doesn't sound pretty, but I am pretty sure it's correct...
     

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