- the sudatorium of an ancient Roman bath.
Origin of laconicum
1690–1700; < Latin lacōnicum sweating room, noun use of neuter of Lacōnicus Laconian (see laconic); the sweat bath was a Spartan custom
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Examples from the Web for laconica
Is the most southern point of the Peloponnesus, in Laconica.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
The rooms (15, 15) have been variously described as baptisteria and as laconica.