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[kal-dair-ee-uh m]
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.
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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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Historical Examples of caldarium

  • A doorway led from the tepidarium into the caldarium, or vapor-bath.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • Doors led into the Laconicum from both the tepidarium and the caldarium.

  • The tepidarium, as well as the caldarium, had a hollow floor and walls.

  • The cold bath, in distinction from the caldarium, the hot bath.

  • Coming from these two sources the caldarium must have been, indeed, impure.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

British Dictionary definitions for caldarium


noun plural -daria (-ˈdɛərɪə)
  1. (in ancient Rome) a room for taking hot baths
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Word Origin for caldarium

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