laconicum

laconicum

[luh-kon-i-kuhm]
noun, plural laconica [luh-kon-i-kuh] .
the sudatorium of an ancient Roman bath.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Latin lacōnicum sweating room, noun use of neuter of Lacōnicus Laconian (see laconic); the sweat bath was a Spartan custom

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