Dictionary.com

asarotum

[ as-uh-roh-tuhm ]
/ ˌæs əˈroʊ təm /
Save This Word!

noun, plural as·a·ro·ta [as-uh-roh-tuh]. /ˌæs əˈroʊ tə/.

(in ancient Roman architecture) a painted pavement.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of asarotum

Latinization of neuter singular of Greek asárōtos literally, unswept (once in Pliny, designating a floor paved in mosaic resembling table scraps), equivalent to a-a-6 + sarō-, verbid stem of saroûn to sweep clean + -tos verbal adjective suffix
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Learn A New Word Right Now!