itinerarium

itinerarium

[ahy-tin-uh-rair-ee-uhm, ih-tin-]
noun, plural itineraria [ahy-tin-uh-uh-rair-ee-uh, ih-tin-] , itinerariums. Roman Catholic Church.
a prayer in the breviary, used by a priest about to begin a journey.

Origin:
1700–10; < Medieval Latin itinerārium; see itinerary

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itinerarium

a list of villages, towns, cities, and mail stations of the Roman Empire, with the distances between them. They were constructed according to basic concepts formulated by Greek cartographers such as Agrippa and Ptolemy, and they were frequently used by private and official travelers. In Rome the road system began from the Golden Milestone in the Roman Forum.

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