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tablinum

[ta-blahy-nuh m] /tæˈblaɪ nəm/
noun, plural tablina
[ta-blahy-nuh] /tæˈblaɪ nə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in an ancient Roman house) a large, open room at the side of the peristyle farthest from the main entrance.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin tab(u)līnum, equivalent to tabula (see table) + -īnum, neuter of -īnus -ine1
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