sphaeristerium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σφαιριστήριον (sphairistḗrion, ball).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /spʰae̯.risˈteː.ri.um/, [spʰae̯.rɪsˈteː.rɪ.ũ]

Noun[edit]

sphaeristērium n (genitive sphaeristēriī); second declension

  1. (architecture) In Classic architecture, a large open space connected with the Roman thermae, for exercise with balls after the bather had been anointed; they were also provided in the Roman villas.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sphaeristērium sphaeristēria
genitive sphaeristēriī sphaeristēriōrum
dative sphaeristēriō sphaeristēriīs
accusative sphaeristērium sphaeristēria
ablative sphaeristēriō sphaeristēriīs
vocative sphaeristērium sphaeristēria

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