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
- (in an ancient Roman house) a large, open room at the side of the peristyle farthest from the main entrance.
- An anteroom in an ancient Roman house, opening out of the atrium opposite the principal entrance and often containing the family archives and statues.
- : a room or alcove between the atrium and the peristyle of a Roman house for storing the family records on tablets
Example sentences for Tablinum
- On the right-hand wall of the tablinum is a picture of Bacchus discovering Ariadne.
- If it is from thirty to forty feet, let half the width of the atrium be devoted to the tablinum.
- The tablinum becomes an apse; the court, roofed over, becomes the nave; the side wings of the peristyle become the aisles.
- He crossed the apartment, and stood at the entrance to the tablinum.
- She hastened her steps as she saw Beric standing before her father in the tablinum.
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