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asarotum

[ as-uh-roh-tuhm ]
/ ˌæs əˈroʊ təm /
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noun, plural as·a·ro·ta [as-uh-roh-tuh]. /ˌæs əˈroʊ tə/.
(in ancient Roman architecture) a painted pavement.
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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
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