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natatorium

[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/
noun, plural natatoriums, natatoria
[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a swimming pool, especially one that is indoors.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Late Latin natātōrium swimming place, equivalent to Latin natā(re) to swim + -tōrium -tory2
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natatorium

/ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəm/
noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
1.
(rare) a swimming pool, esp an indoor pool
Word Origin
C20: from Late Latin: swimming place, pool
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Word Origin and History for natatoria

natatorium

n.

1890, New Englandish word for "swimming pool," from Latin natator "swimmer" (from nare "to swim") + -ium, neuter suffix. Latin nare is from PIE root *sna- "to swim" (cf. Sanskrit snati "bathes;" Avestan snayeite "washes, cleans;" Armenian nay "wet, liquid," Greek notios "wet, damp," nekhein "to swim;" Middle Irish snaim "I swim," snam "a swimming"). Middle English had natatorie "a pool, bath," early 14c., from Latin.

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