Ceroma
Ceroma Ce*ro"ma, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? ointment for wrestlers, the place for wrestling, fr. khroy^n to wax over, fr. khro`s wax.] 1. The unguent (a composition of oil and wax) with which wrestlers were anointed among the ancient Romans. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anc. Arch.) That part of the baths and gymnasia in which bathers and wrestlers anointed themselves. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The cere of birds. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ceroma — (Greek: κήρωμα) was a word which first appeared in the works of the two Roman poets Juvenal and Martial and has come to be defined as a mixture of oil, wax and earth; or, a cloth with which ancient wrestlers rubbed themselves, not only to make… …   Wikipedia

  • CEROMA — unguentum ex oleo, pulvere ac cera mixtum, quô priscis temporibus Luctatores, ante certamen, inungi solebant, in ea parte Gymnasii, quae Alipterium seu Unctuarium, aliquando etiam, ut apud Plinium, Senecam ac D. Hieronymum videre est, Ceroma hinc …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • ceroma — (Del lat. cerōma, y este del gr. κήρωμα). f. Arqueol. Ungüento cuyo principal ingrediente era la cera, y con el que se frotaban los miembros los atletas antes de empezar la lucha …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Cerōma — Cerōma, die Wachshaut am Vogelschnabel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ceroma — Neoplasia que ha sufrido una degeneración cérea. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • ceroma — |ô| s. f. 1. Membrana que cobre a base do bico das aves. 2. O mesmo que cera …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Ceroma — Ceroma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ceroma — (Del lat. ceroma < gr. keroma.) ► sustantivo femenino HISTORIA Sustancia compuesta de cera principalmente, usada por los gladiadores para frotarse el cuerpo antes de empezar la lucha. * * * ceroma (del lat. «cerōma», del gr. «kḗrōma») f.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • ceroma — sə̇ˈrōmə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, cerate, from Greek kērōma, from kēros wax more at cereus : the cere of a bird …   Useful english dictionary

  • ceroma — ce·rò·ma s.m. 1. OB unguento a base di cera con cui si spalmavano gli antichi atleti 2. TS ornit. pelle cerosa alla base del becco di molti uccelli Sinonimi: 1cera. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1798. ETIMO: dal lat. cerōma(m), dal gr. kērōma …   Dizionario italiano

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