noun (used with a plural verb)

hot springs; hot baths.
a public bathing establishment of the ancient Greeks or Romans.

Origin of thermae

1590–1600; < Latin < Greek thérmai; noun use of plural of thérmē heat; see thermo- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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