[ sfeer-uh-steer-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌsfɪər əˈstɪər i əm /
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noun, plural sphae·ris·te·ri·a [sfeer-uh-steer-ee-uh]. /ˌsfɪər əˈstɪər i ə/.
an ancient Roman handball court.
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Origin of sphaeristerium
<Latin sphaeristērium<Greek sphairistḗrion, derivative of sphaîra ball; see sphere
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The older members of the family made use of the sphaeristerium, a private gymnasium and ball room, which was found in every house.Foods and Culinary Utensils of the Ancients|Charles Martyn