parabolanus

noun

par·​a·​bo·​la·​nus
ˌparəbōˈlänəs
plural parabolani
-ä(ˌ)nē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin parabolanus, parabalanus, probably from (assumed) Late Greek parabalaneus, from Greek para- para- entry 1 + balaneus bathhouse servant, from balaneion bathhouse, hot bath

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“Parabolanus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parabolanus. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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