Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient architecture, the cooling-apartment in a bath, in or adjoining which the cold bath was placed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The cooling room of the Roman thermæ, furnished with a cold bath.
“They also found a "frigidarium" - a cold pool that was part of the baths built into the exclusive complex located just by the Forum constructed by Emperor Trajan.”
“Sister Hyacinthe had just gone into the house, and like an illumination the thought darted through Barbara's mind that the road could be seen from the little summer house which the reverend owner of the castle called his "frigidarium," because it was cool even during the warmest summer day.”
“It seems to fit well with a town location, especially if the frigidarium had been pressed into service as a church.”
“Another, somewhat smaller building platform Building 11 was laid between the big building and the west wall of the baths basilica, and another was laid at the east end of the former baths basilica interior, more or less opposite the frigidarium.”
“Gabriele - something similar also happened in Leicester, where St Nicholas' church is on the site of the frigidarium of the Roman baths complex.”
“Several Roman buildings in Trier survived because they had been used as churches, so it's not impossible the Wroxeter frigidarium was used the same way.”
“Given that some of the frigidarium walls are still standing to this day known as the ‘Old Work’, they must still have been standing at the time of the rebuilding, and the frigidarium may well still have been intact and roofed.”
“It is also worth noting that the cold room frigidarium of the baths complex stood immediately behind the basilica south wall to the east of the doorway.”
“White and Barker suggest that the frigidarium of the baths complex, which was diagonally opposite the grand front entrance of the new Building 10, may have been in use as a church p.”
“Page 161: Portrait bust of Plotina from the frigidarium of the Baths of Neptune at Ostia, AD 100–110.”
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