- a brothel.
- (especially in Italy or Turkey) a bath or bathing house.
- Archaic. a prison for slaves, especially in Asia.
Origin of bagnio
1590–1600; < Italian bagno < Latin balneum, balineum < Greek balaneîon bathroom, bath
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Examples from the Web for bagnio
Well, his hair is shaved clean to the skin, as if he just came from the Bagnio.
I saw the Bagnio to-day, and since then I am terribly nervous.
Show it to the captain of the guard at the Bagnio, who will admit you.The Middy and the Moors
After passing the Bagnio with a shudder, he extinguished the lantern.
You must remember that we are slaves, and have just been delivered from the Bagnio.
- a brothel
- obsolete an oriental prison for slaves
- obsolete an Italian or Turkish bathhouse
C16: from Italian bagno, from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
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