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caldarium

[kal-dair-ee-uh m] /kælˈdɛər i əm/
noun, plural caldaria
[kal-dair-ee-uh] /kælˈdɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in an ancient Roman bath) a room having a hot bath.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin: noun use of neuter of caldārius of warming, equivalent to cal(i)d(us) warm (cal(ēre) to be warm + -idus -id4) + -ārius -ary; see -ium, -arium
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caldarium

/kælˈdɛərɪəm/
noun (pl) -daria (-ˈdɛərɪə)
1.
(in ancient Rome) a room for taking hot baths
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from calidus warm, from calēre to be warm
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