thermae

thermae

[thur-mee]
noun (used with a plural verb)
1.
hot springs; hot baths.
2.
a public bathing establishment of the ancient Greeks or Romans.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin < Greek thérmai; noun use of plural of thérmē heat; see thermo-

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thermae (ˈθɜːmiː)
 
pl n
public baths or hot springs, esp in ancient Greece or Rome
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek thermai, pl of thermē heat]

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