Dictionary.com

bisellium

[ bahy-sel-ee-uhm ]
/ baɪˈsɛl i əm /
Save This Word!

noun, plural bi·sel·li·a [bahy-sel-ee-uh]. /baɪˈsɛl i ə/.
an ancient Roman seat of honor for two persons.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of bisellium

<Latin, equivalent to bi-bi-1 + sell(a) seat (cognate with settle2) + -ium-ium
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use bisellium in a sentence

  • 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).

FEEDBACK