alipterion

[ al-ip-teer-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌæl ɪpˈtɪər i ən /

noun, plural al·ip·te·ri·a [al-ip-teer-ee-uh] /ˌæl ɪpˈtɪər i ə/.

(in an ancient Roman bath) a room for anointment.

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earnest
Also called elaeothesium, unctuarium.

Origin of alipterion

< Greek aleiptḗrion, equivalent to aleípt(hein) to anoint + -tērion place for
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