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n. pl. ba·gnios
1. A brothel.
a. A prison for slaves in Asian countries.
b. A public bathhouse in Italy or Turkey.
[Italian bagno, bath, from Latin balneum, from Greek balaneion.]
n, pl -ios
1. a brothel
2. (Historical Terms) obsolete an oriental prison for slaves
3. (Historical Terms) obsolete an Italian or Turkish bathhouse
[C16: from Italian bagno, from Latin balneum bath, from Greek balaneion]
bagn•io(ˈbæn yoʊ, ˈbɑn-)
n., pl. -ios.
1. a brothel.
2. Archaic. a prison for slaves, esp. in the Orient.
[1590–1600; < Italian bagno bath < Latin balneum, balineum < Greek balaneîon]
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|Noun||1.||bagnio - a building where prostitutes are available|
bawdyhouse, bordello, brothel, cathouse, house of ill repute, house of prostitution, sporting house, whorehouse
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
massage parlor - a place where illicit sex is available under the guise of therapeutic massage
|2.||bagnio - a building containing public baths |
house - a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"