[ ban-yoh, bahn- ]
/ ˈbæn yoʊ, ˈbɑn- /

noun, plural bagn·ios.

a brothel.
(especially in Italy or Turkey) a bath or bathing house.
Archaic. a prison for slaves, especially in Asia.


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Origin of bagnio

1590–1600; < Italian bagno < Latin balneum, balineum < Greek balaneîon bathroom, bath Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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