tablinum

[ta-blahy-nuh m]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. tablespoonful,
  2. tablet,
  3. tablet chair,
  4. tabletop,
  5. tableware,
  6. tabloid,
  7. tabloid tv,
  8. taboo,
  9. tabooli,
  10. taboparesis

Origin of tablinum

1820–30; < Latin tab(u)līnum, equivalent to tabula (see table) + -īnum, neuter of -īnus -ine1

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