The wor γυμνάσιον (gymnasion) was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men (see gymnasium (ancient Greece)). The later meaning of intellectual education persisted in German and other languages to denote a certain type of school providing secondary education, the Gymnasium, whereas in English the meaning of physical education was pertained in the word gym.

Trivia about gym

  • P.E. place(3)
  • In school it's a synonym for P.E.
  • This can refer to a school course in phys ed or the structure where you might apply what you've learned
  • It's where people go to "work out"