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laconicum

[luh-kon-i-kuh m]
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noun, plural la·con·i·ca [luh-kon-i-kuh] /ləˈkɒn ɪ kə/.
  1. the sudatorium of an ancient Roman bath.
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Origin of laconicum

1690–1700; < Latin lacōnicum sweating room, noun use of neuter of Lacōnicus Laconian (see laconic); the sweat bath was a Spartan custom
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  • Is the most southern point of the Peloponnesus, in Laconica.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV

    Aubrey Stewart

  • The rooms (15, 15) have been variously described as baptisteria and as laconica.