ETYM New Lat., from Greek; penta five + agon a contest.
An athletic contest consisting of five different events.
Athletic contest consisting of five different events competed in by all contestants.
Five-sport competition. Pentathlon consists of former military training pursuits: swimming, fencing, running, horsemanship, and shooting. Formerly a five-event track and field competition for women, it was superseded by the seven-event heptathlon 1981.
Petoboj, skakanje, hitanje diskosa, trčanje, rvanje, pesničenje). (grč.)