bagnio

noun

ba·​gnio ˈban-(ˌ)yō How to pronounce bagnio (audio)
ˈbän-
plural bagnios
1
obsolete : prison
2

Examples of bagnio in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bagnio was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Bagnio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bagnio. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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