piscina

noun

pi·​sci·​na pə-ˈsē-nə How to pronounce piscina (audio) -ˈsī- How to pronounce piscina (audio)
: a basin with a drain near the altar of a church for disposing of water from liturgical ablutions

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, from Latin, fishpond, from piscis

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piscina was in 1734

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“Piscina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscina. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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