[ta-blahy-nuh m]

noun, plural tab·li·na [ta-blahy-nuh] /tæˈblaɪ nə/.

(in an ancient Roman house) a large, open room at the side of the peristyle farthest from the main entrance.

Origin of tablinum

1820–30; < Latin tab(u)līnum, equivalent to tabula (see table) + -īnum, neuter of -īnus -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tablinum

Historical Examples of tablinum

  • Tablinum, in a Roman house, the room between the atrium and the peristyle.


    Thomas Roger Smith

  • The height of the tablinum at the lintel should be one eighth more than its width.

  • The tablinum was an appendage of the atrium, and usually entirely open to it.

  • The floor is elevated two steps above the level of the tablinum.

  • Alexas accompanied the Queen to the tablinum, where they found the eunuch.