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la·trine

 (lə-trēn′)
n.
A communal toilet of a type often used in a camp or barracks.

[From French latrines, privies, from Old French, from Latin lātrīna, privy, from lavātrīna, bath, privy; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]
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latrine

(ləˈtriːn)
n
a lavatory, as in a barracks, camp, etc
[C17: from French, from Latin lātrīna, shortened form of lavātrīna bath, from lavāre to wash]
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la•trine

(ləˈtrin)

n.
a toilet or something used as a toilet, esp. in a military installation.
[1635–45; < French < Latin lātrīna, short for lavātrīna place for washing, derivative of lavāre to wash]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.latrine - a public toilet in a military area
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Translations
مِرْحاض
latrína
latrin
illemhely
salerni
išvietė
tualete
latrína
helâ

latrine

[ləˈtriːn] Nletrina f
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latrine

[ləˈtriːn] nlatrines fpl
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latrine

nLatrine f
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latrine

[ləˈtriːn] nlatrina
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latrine

(ləˈtriːn) noun
a lavatory, especially one used by soldiers etc.
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latrine

n letrina
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References in periodicals archive ?
It came from the monasteries and is derived from the Latin word "necessarium".
(1) "Et ut intentio nostra sub aliquibus certis limitibus comprehendatur, necessarium est primo investigare de ipsa sacra doctrina, qualis sit, et ad quae se extendat.
But it was Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55) who shared this prayer with us pilgrims: "So may Thou give to the intellect, wisdom to comprehend that one thing; to the heart, sincerity to receive this understanding; to the will, purity that wills only one thing." Long into the night, we discover that one thing, that unum necessarium, and we all agreed it is the ability to receive and give love.