from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, a bathing-place; a bath: sometimes a solid structure in masonry, like that discovered at Salamis in Cyprus in 1890; more often a large shallow terra-cotta basin with or without a support.
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At the right, the bag room (C); then next, the dust room (D); beyond the dust room, at the corner of the colonnade, the cold washing room (E), which the Greeks call [Greek: loutron].
There is in the Greek theology an old and often-recurring play on the words lutron and loutron, words so nearly allied in sound, and both expressing so well, though under images entirely diverse, the central benefits which redound to us through the sacrifice of the death of Christ.
The Greek word translated as "washing" is λουτρόν or loutron.
_loutron_, or room for washing, distinct from the regular baths.
-- W.E. B_.] [Footnote 2: Plutarch tells how Sylla's body was so corrupted with these vermin, that they streamed from him into every place: _pasan esthêta kai loutron kai aponimma kai sition anapimplasthai tou reumatos ekeinon kai tes phthoras. tosouton exenthei.
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