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

Word History


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

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“Tablinum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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