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nymphaeum

Saltos de línea: nym|phaeum
Pronunciación: /nɪmˈfiːəm
 
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Definición de nymphaeum en inglés:

sustantivo (plural nymphaea)

A grotto or shrine dedicated to a nymph or nymphs.
Example sentences
  • The spring itself, the pool into which it drains, and the nymphaeum dedicated to the Imperial Cult are essentially as they were in the Roman period, though remodelled by Mareschal.
  • Until the mid-1st century ad, these were used almost exclusively in fountains and nymphaea, or grottoes, which acted as cool retreats and so had a place in almost every villa.
  • I would have liked a model of the room with couches and diners in place, showing just how they looked and what they were looking at: both the mosaics on the floor and the view out to the nymphaeum.

Origen

via Latin from Greek.

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