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posticum

[po-stahy-kuh m] /pɒˈstaɪ kəm/
noun, plural postica
[po-stahy-kuh] /pɒˈstaɪ kə/ (Show IPA)
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opisthodomos (def 1).
Origin of posticum
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin postīcum backdoor, back part (of a building), noun use of neuter of postīcus. See posticous
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  • (posticum) was the name given to the little door, leading from the back of the cavaedium or peristyle to the street.

  • This was the posticum, by which the master of the house evaded the importunate visitors who filled the atrium.

    The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier
  • A separate entrance, posticum (Fig. 115), usually connected the peristyle with a side street.

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