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thermae

[ thur-mee ]
/ ˈθɜr mi /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
hot springs; hot baths.
a public bathing establishment of the ancient Greeks or Romans.
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Origin of thermae

1590–1600; <Latin <Greek thérmai; noun use of plural of thérmē heat; see thermo-
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British Dictionary definitions for thermae

thermae
/ (ˈθɜːmiː) /

pl n
public baths or hot springs, esp in ancient Greece or Rome

Word Origin for thermae

C17: from Latin, from Greek thermai, pl of thermē heat
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