asarotum

noun as·a·ro·tum \ ˌasəˈrōtəm \

Definition of asarotum

plural asarota \-ōtə\
:ancient Roman painted pavement

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Origin and Etymology of asarotum

Latin, from Greek asarōton, neuter of asarōtos paved in mosaic resembling an unswept floor, literally, unswept, from a- 2a- + sarōtos, verbal of saroun to sweep, from saron broom; probably akin to Latin turba disturbance, tumult


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