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tablinum

[ta-blahy-nuh m] /tæˈblaɪ nəm/
noun, plural tablina
[ta-blahy-nuh] /tæˈblaɪ nə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in an ancient Roman house) a large, open room at the side of the peristyle farthest from the main entrance.
Origin of tablinum
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin tab(u)līnum, equivalent to tabula (see table) + -īnum, neuter of -īnus -ine1
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  • tablinum, in a Roman house, the room between the atrium and the peristyle.

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
  • The height of the tablinum at the lintel should be one eighth more than its width.

  • The tablinum was an appendage of the atrium, and usually entirely open to it.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • The floor is elevated two steps above the level of the tablinum.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Alexas accompanied the Queen to the tablinum, where they found the eunuch.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • You yourself went with the man who carried it to the tablinum and saw it laid there.

  • At the rear there was often a broad, deep recess, exedra, corresponding with the tablinum.

  • The oblong room at the right of the tablinum was once square, as .

  • There was no second story over the alae, the tablinum, or the rooms about the peristyle.

  • The apartment at the right of the tablinum was a dining room.

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