bisellium

[ bahy-sel-ee-uhm ]
/ baɪˈsɛl i əm /

noun, plural bi·sel·li·a [bahy-sel-ee-uh]. /baɪˈsɛl i ə/.

an ancient Roman seat of honor for two persons.

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Origin of bisellium

<Latin, equivalent to bi-bi-1 + sell(a) seat (cognate with settle2) + -ium-ium
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Example sentences from the Web for bisellium

  • In the centre of the room is the Bisellium, or chair of state, formed of bronze inlaid with silver.

    Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
  • The bisellium of Faustus is shown in one of the end panels; in the other we see a ship sailing into port (Fig. 243).