βαλανεῖον

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EtymologyEdit

Attempts have been made to connect with βάλανος (bálanos, acorn), but are semantically unconvincing. According to Beekes, it is Pre-Greek, while Furnée compares Old Georgian აბანო (abano, bathroom).

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NounEdit

βᾰλᾰνεῖον (balaneîonn (genitive βᾰλᾰνείου); second declension

  1. bath, bathing room
    Synonym: λουτρόν (loutrón)
  2. bathhouse

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