balneal

[bal-nee-uh l]

Origin of balneal

1635–45; < Latin balne(um) (< Greek balaneîon bathing room, bath) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for balneal

balneal

balneary (ˈbælnɪərɪ)

adjective
  1. rare of or relating to baths or bathing

Word Origin for balneal

C17: from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion
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Word Origin and History for balneal
adj.

"pertaining to baths," from Latin balneum "bath," from Greek balaneion, of unknown origin.

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