noun tab·li·num \taˈblīnəm\

Definition of tablinum



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tablinum

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

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