- the sudatorium of an ancient Roman bath.
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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Examples from the Web for 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.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
We are, to all practical intents and purposes, in a Roman laconicum.
The perspiration is attained in the various hot rooms—the Tepidarium, Calidarium, and Laconicum.