Definition of thermae in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθəːmiː/

plural noun

(In ancient Greece and Rome) hot baths used for public bathing.
Example sentences
  • The city developed and exploited water on a vast scale, the aqueducts of imperial Rome furnishing supplies for 121 fountains, 11 imperial thermae, 926 public baths and assorted private establishments.
  • The afternoons of Roman citizens were often spent in the thermae.
  • This library was attached by Diocletian, as an ornament, to his thermae.


Latin, from Greek thermai 'hot baths', from thermē 'heat'.

Words that rhyme with thermae

squirmy, wormy

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