tablinum

noun
tab·​li·​num | \ taˈblīnəm \
plural tablina\ -​nə \

Definition of tablinum

: a room or alcove between the atrium and the peristyle of a Roman house for storing the family records on tablets

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History and Etymology for tablinum

Latin, contraction of tabulinum, from tabula record, writing tablet, tablet, board + -inum (neuter of -inus -ine)

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“Tablinum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablinum. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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