bagnio

noun
ba·​gnio | \ ˈban-(ˌ)yō How to pronounce bagnio (audio) , ˈbän- \
plural bagnios

Definition of bagnio

1 obsolete : prison

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Examples of bagnio in a Sentence

the police staged a raid on the London bagnio, causing great inconvenience to its well-heeled clientele

First Known Use of bagnio

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bagnio

Italian bagno, literally, public baths (from the Turks' use of Roman baths at Constantinople as prisons), from Latin balneum, from Greek balaneion

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The first known use of bagnio was in 1587

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“Bagnio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bagnio. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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