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 (băn′yō, bän′-)
n. pl. ba·gnios
1. A brothel.
2. Obsolete
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]


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bagnio - a building where prostitutes are availablebagnio - a building where prostitutes are available
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 bathsbagnio - a building containing public baths  
house - a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"
sudatorium, sudatory - a bathhouse for hot air baths or steam baths
References in classic literature ?
Without any question it was painted for a bagnio and it was probably refused because it was a trifle too strong.
BAGNIO A Type of tent B Wind-instrument C Bathing-house who am I?
Robert Bellarmine Seminary, but in 1952 because of the civil war in China, it was moved to Bagnio, the Philippines.