tab linum

tablinum

[ta-blahy-nuhm]
noun, plural tablina [ta-blahy-nuh] .
(in an ancient Roman house) a large, open room at the side of the peristyle farthest from the main entrance.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin tab(u)līnum, equivalent to tabula (see table) + -īnum, neuter of -īnus -ine1

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