bagnio

bagnio

[ban-yoh, bahn-]
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; < Italian bagno < Latin balneum, balineum < Greek balaneîon bathroom, bath

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bagnio (ˈbɑːnjəʊ)
 
n , pl -ios
1.  a brothel
2.  obsolete an oriental prison for slaves
3.  obsolete an Italian or Turkish bathhouse
 
[C16: from Italian bagno, from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion]

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