[ kal-dair-ee-uhm ]

noun,plural cal·dar·i·a [kal-dair-ee-uh]. /kælˈdɛər i ə/.
  1. (in an ancient Roman bath) a room having a hot bath.

Origin of caldarium

1745–55; <Latin: noun use of neuter of caldārius of warming, equivalent to cal(i)d(us) warm (cal(ēre) to be warm + -idus-id4) + -ārius-ary; see -ium, -arium

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How to use caldarium in a sentence

  • At one end of the caldarium we find the bath basin, alveus; at the other is the support of the labrum, which has disappeared.

  • A sundial stood on the roof of the frigidarium and men's caldarium, supported by a foundation of masonry still visible.

  • This alveus would accommodate eight bathers, that in the men's caldarium perhaps ten.

  • The caldarium and the side of the tepidarium next to it were provided with hollow walls; a hollow floor extended under both rooms.

  • The caldarium, like those of the public baths, had a bath basin and a semicircular niche for the labrum.

British Dictionary definitions for caldarium


/ (kælˈdɛərɪəm) /

nounplural -daria (-ˈdɛərɪə)
  1. (in ancient Rome) a room for taking hot baths

Origin of caldarium

C18: from Latin, from calidus warm, from calēre to be warm

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