nymphaeum

noun nym·phae·um
variants: or less commonly nympheum \nimˈfēəm\

Definition of nymphaeum

plural nymphaea \-ēə\
: a Roman building or room containing a fountain, adorned with plants and sculpture, and serving as a place of rest

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Origin and Etymology of nymphaeum

French nymphaeum, from Latin, literally, shrine of nymphs, from Greek nymphaion, from nymphē nymph


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