caldarium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin caldārium ‎(room containing warm water for bathing), substantive of caldārius ‎(of, pertaining to or suitable for bathing), from caldus ‎(warm, hot) + -ārius, alternative form of calidus, from caleō ‎(I am warm or hot; glow).

Noun[edit]

caldarium ‎(plural caldaria)

  1. In Roman baths, the hottest room, with a plunge-pool. It preceded the tepidarium and frigidarium.
  2. In modern spas, a room with a hot floor.

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Etymology[edit]

From caldus ‎(warm in temperature, alternative form of calidus) +‎ -ārium ‎(improperly for an adjective), via *caldārius.

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Noun[edit]

caldārium n ‎(genitive caldāriī); second declension

  1. A warm bath.
  2. A room containing warm water for bathing, caldarium.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative caldārium caldāria
genitive caldāriī caldāriōrum
dative caldāriō caldāriīs
accusative caldārium caldāria
ablative caldāriō caldāriīs
vocative caldārium caldāria

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