Definition of discobolus in English:

discobolus

noun

  • A discus-thrower in ancient Greece.

    • ‘The design contains an ancient statue depicting a discobolus in his attempt to throw the discus and the five Olympic circles.’
    • ‘The twelve stars of the European Union are positioned around the design of an ancient statue depicting a discobolus in his attempt to throw the discus.’
    • ‘Born in Boeotia, he was active in Athens, and so is accounted an Athenian sculptor. Of his works, the most famous was a Discobolus.’
    • ‘He also produced two ideal statues, "Hope," and a discobolus.’
    • ‘To celebrate this year's Olympic Games in Athens, the national obverse will be replaced by a discobolus and the five Olympic rings.’

Origin

Early 18th century: via Latin from Greek diskobolos, from diskos discus + -bolos -throwing (from ballein to throw).

Pronunciation:

discobolus

/dɪˈskɒbələs/