follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

bagnio

[ban-yoh, bahn-] /ˈbæn yoʊ, ˈbɑn-/
noun, plural bagnios.
1.
a brothel.
2.
(especially in Italy or Turkey) a bath or bathing house.
3.
Archaic. a prison for slaves, especially in the Orient.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Italian bagno < Latin balneum, balineum < Greek balaneîon bathroom, bath
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for bagnio

bagnio

/ˈbɑːnjəʊ/
noun (pl) -ios
1.
a brothel
2.
(obsolete) an oriental prison for slaves
3.
(obsolete) an Italian or Turkish bathhouse
Word Origin
C16: from Italian bagno, from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for bagnio

9
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for bagnio