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bagnio

[ ban-yoh, bahn- ]
/ ˈbæn yoʊ, ˈbɑn- /
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noun, plural bagn·ios.
a brothel.
(especially in Italy or Turkey) a bath or bathing house.
a prison or slave quarters in the Ottoman Empire.
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Origin of bagnio

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Italian bagno, from Latin balneum, balineum, from Greek balaneîon “bathroom, bath”
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British Dictionary definitions for bagnio

bagnio
/ (ˈbɑːnjəʊ) /

noun plural -ios
a brothel
obsolete an oriental prison for slaves
obsolete an Italian or Turkish bathhouse

Word Origin for bagnio

C16: from Italian bagno, from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
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