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[luh-kon-i-kuh m]
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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Historical Examples of laconicum

  • It had on one side the laconicum, containing the vase called labrum.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • The Spartan bath (Laconicum) was a hot-air bath, like a Turkish bath.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

  • We are, to all practical intents and purposes, in a Roman laconicum.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop

  • The perspiration is attained in the various hot rooms—the Tepidarium, Calidarium, and Laconicum.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop