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Saltos de línea: vom¦it|orium
Pronunciación: /ˌvɒmɪˈtɔːrɪəm

Definición de vomitorium en inglés:

sustantivo (plural vomitoria /-rɪə/)

1Each of a series of entrance or exit passages in an ancient Roman amphitheatre or theatre.
2A place in which, according to popular misconception, the ancient Romans are supposed to have vomited during feasts to make room for more food.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • But consuming large amounts of food and drink while lying on one's side, waiting to use the vomitorium, is quite another.
  • I had read somewhere about the practice in ancient Rome of having a vomitorium.
  • Masters and slaves exchanged roles and both ‘ate and drank themselves insensible; they would lurch to the vomitorium and stagger back for the next course.’



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