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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 213 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TRAPEZE, or TRAPESE, a form of swing, consisting of a cross-bar suspended by ropes and used for gymnastic exercises, acrobatic displays and the like. The name was so applied in French (trapeze) from the resemblance of the apparatus to a " trapezium " or irregular four-sided figure. The Greek Tpa7rq'rov is a diminutive of rparrq"a, a table, literally a four-footed or four-legged object, being a shortened form of rETpa~re~ a (TErpa-, four, and itq'a, foot).
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TRAPANI (anc. Drepanum)

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