gémonies

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin gemoniae (of laments), referring to the scalae gemoniae ("stairway of laments") where the bodies of executed people were exposed.

NounEdit

gémonies f pl (no singular)

  1. (plural only) The place in Ancient Rome were the bodies of executed people were exposed.

Related termsEdit

  • vouer aux gémonies
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