Definitions

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  • n. springs or baths of warm or hot water

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Springs or baths of warm or hot water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hot springs or hot baths; particularly, one of the public bathing-establishments of the ancient Greeks and Romans, which were universally patronized, and of which abundant remains survive, the chief of them in Rome.

Etymologies

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Latin. See thermal.

Examples

  • These baths, known as thermae usually provided separate rooms for cold

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  • Chester also had the usual components of a legionary fortress, including a headquarters building (principia), smart houses for the commander (praetorium) and senior officers, amphitheatre, stone defensive walls and a main baths building (thermae), not to mention a large harbour and a bridge crossing the River Dee.

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • Part or all of the main baths complex thermae, still standing and still roofed;

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • When the thermae complex was destroyed by development in 1964, parts of the walls were still standing in situ to a height of up to 13 feet (4 m), hypocausts and mosaic floors were still intact, and large sections of collapsed roofing vaults (barrel-vaulted concrete, estimated to have stood 53 feet above floor level) lay on the floors.

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • The thermae courtyard was repaired and resurfaced throughout the fourth century.

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • Near to the site are the ruins of the Roman town of Hierapolis which include the theater (with the best preserved 'scaena' in Asia Minor), many tombs and the old 'thermae'.

    Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey

  • It may be said that not one, but two Romes are being reconstructed at this moment – the modern, with its boulevards, squares, and churches; the ancient, with its temples, thermae, aqueducts and theaters.

    2008 May 05 archive at eternallycool.net

  • I have already observed the great number of baths which he opened for the people, and the magnificent thermae, with spacious gardens, which he bequeathed to them as a legacy.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Polydore, and Athenodorus, and was found in the thermae of Titus

    Travels through France and Italy

  • In a little house, or shed, behind the court, is preserved the wonderful group of Dirce, commonly called the Toro Farnese, which was brought hither from the thermae Caracallae.

    Travels through France and Italy

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