[vom-i-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-]

Origin of vomitorium

First recorded in 1745–55, vomitorium is from the Late Latin word vomitōrium
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Word Origin and History for vomitorium

1754, "passage or opening in an ancient amphitheater, leading to or from the seats," from Latin (Macrobius, Sat., VI.iv); see vomit. Erroneous meaning "place where ancient Romans (allegedly) deliberately vomited during feasts" is attested from 1923.

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