Definition of parabolanus
: an official or a member of a brotherhood in the early church devoted to the care of the sick especially in infectious or contagious cases
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Origin and Etymology of parabolanus
Late Latin parabolanus, parabalanus, probably from (assumed) Late Greek parabalaneus, from Greek para- 1para- + balaneus bathhouse servant, from balaneion bathhouse, hot bath — more at bagnio
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