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bisellium

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

  • 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).