Natatorium Na`ta*to"rium, n. [L.] A swimming bath. [1913 Webster]

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  • natatorium — (n.) 1890, New Englandish word for swimming pool, from L. natator swimmer (from nare to swim ) + ium, neuter suffix. Latin nare is from PIE root *sna to swim (Cf. Skt. snati bathes; Avestan snayeite washes, cleans; Armenian nay wet …   Etymology dictionary

  • natatorium — ☆ natatorium [nāt΄ə tôr′ēəm ] n. pl. natatoriums or natatoria [nāt΄ə tôr′ēə] [LL < natatorius: see NATATORIAL] a swimming pool, esp. one indoors …   English World dictionary

  • Natatorium — The Graham S. Little Natatorium, otherwise known as Olney Indoor Swim Center, in Olney, Maryland. A natatorium is a term given for a building containing a swimming pool.[1] In Latin, a cella natatoria was a swimming pool in its own building,… …   Wikipedia

  • Natatorium — Natatio im Peristyl der Stabianer Thermen in Pompeji. Natatio bezeichnet in der römischen Antike ein meist im Freien gelegenes größeres Schwimmbecken. Meist findet sich eine Natatio im Bauzusammenhang größerer Thermenanlagen (insbesondere der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • natatorium — /nay teuh tawr ee euhm, tohr , nat euh /, n., pl. natatoriums, natatoria / tawr ee euh, tohr /. a swimming pool, esp. one that is indoors. [1885 90; < LL natatorium swimming place, equiv. to L nata(re) to swim + torium TORY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • natatorium — noun /neɪtəˈtɔːɹɪəm/ A swimming pool, especially indoors. A sunken chamber almost like a natatorium at some hot springs resort, so cool and dim that you forgot after a while about the desert waiting out there to resume for you as soon as you… …   Wiktionary

  • natatorium — na•ta•to•ri•um [[t]ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əm, ˈtoʊr , ˌnæt ə [/t]] n. pl. to•ri•ums, to•ri•a [[t] ˈtɔr i ə, ˈtoʊr [/t]] a swimming pool, esp. one that is indoors • Etymology: 1885–90; < LL natātōrium swimming place, der. of L natā(re) to swim …   From formal English to slang

  • natatorium — noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin natare Date: circa 1889 an indoor swimming pool …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • natatorium — [ˌneɪtə tɔ:rɪəm] noun N. Amer. a swimming pool. Origin C19: from late L., neut. (used asnoun) of natatorius relating to a swimmer , from natare to swim …   English new terms dictionary

  • natatorium — na·ta·to·ri·um …   English syllables

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