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EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing 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).

NounEdit

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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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

caldārium n (genitive caldāriī); second declension

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

InflectionEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  • caldarium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caldarium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin