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Main Entry: 1school
Etymology: Old English scl
"a place for learning," from Latin schola
(same meaning), from Greek schol
"leisure, discussion, lecture, school"
1 a :
a place or establishment for teaching and learning <public schools
> <a music school
> b :
a faculty or division within an institution for higher education devoted to teaching, study, and research in a particular area of knowledge : COLLEGE
of law> <graduate school
>2 a :
a session of school <missed school
yesterday> b : SCHOOLHOUSE c :
the students or students and teachers of a school <the whole school
was at the assembly>3 :
a group of persons having the same opinions and beliefs or accepting the same methods or leaders; also :
the shared opinions, beliefs, or methods of such a groupWord History
The English word school
comes from the Greek schol.
The original meaning of schol
was "leisure." To the Greeks it seemed natural that one's leisure should be spent learning and thinking. Schol
therefore came to mean not only "leisure" but also "a place for learning." Many Greeks were later employed by the Romans as teachers, and the Romans borrowed the Greek word as schola.
The Latin word schola
in time came into Old English as scl.
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