noun, plural na·ta·to·ri·ums, na·ta·to·ri·a [ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/.
- natchez trace,
Origin of natatorium
Examples from the Web for natatorium
There was a high chute beside the natatorium, and a staircase for the bathers to climb to the top "to shoot the chutes."On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck|R. Pitcher Woodward
Here in this gem of a natatorium one can swim in water above blood heat, five feet deep and twenty-five from rim to rim.A Summer's Outing|Carter H. Harrison
Then when she was quite strong, she had gone to the natatorium.Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions|Mary Roberts Rinehart
She shivered a little, though it was warm in the natatorium.The Orchard Secret|Cleo Garis
Nearest them was a two-story structure of light-colored stone which Inspector Burton pointed out as the Natatorium.The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty|Gerald Breckenridge
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
Word Origin for natatorium
1890, New Englandish word for "swimming pool," from Latin natator "swimmer" (from nare "to swim") + -ium, neuter suffix. Latin nare is from PIE root *sna- "to swim" (cf. Sanskrit snati "bathes;" Avestan snayeite "washes, cleans;" Armenian nay "wet, liquid," Greek notios "wet, damp," nekhein "to swim;" Middle Irish snaim "I swim," snam "a swimming"). Middle English had natatorie "a pool, bath," early 14c., from Latin.