Tablinum

/təˈblʌɪnəm/

Origin

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

Early 18th century. From classical Latin tablīnum, tabulīnum from tabula + -īnum. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Tablinum

Tablinum

noun

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

dictionary.com

Tablinum

noun

  1. An anteroom in an ancient Roman house, opening out of the atrium opposite the principal entrance and often containing the family archives and statues.

lexico.com

Tablinum

noun

  1. : a room or alcove between the atrium and the peristyle of a Roman house for storing the family records on tablets

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Tablinum

  1. On the right-hand wall of the tablinum is a picture of Bacchus discovering Ariadne.
  2. If it is from thirty to forty feet, let half the width of the atrium be devoted to the tablinum.
  3. The tablinum becomes an apse; the court, roofed over, becomes the nave; the side wings of the peristyle become the aisles.
  4. He crossed the apartment, and stood at the entrance to the tablinum.
  5. She hastened her steps as she saw Beric standing before her father in the tablinum.

Nearby words

tablespoonful , tablet , tablet chair , tabletop , tableware , tabloid , tabloid tv , taboo , tabooli , taboparesis

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