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n. pl. tri·clin·i·a (-ē-ə)
1. A couch facing three sides of a rectangular table, used by the ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans for reclining at meals.
2. A room containing such a couch or couches; a dining room.

[Latin trīclīnium, from Greek triklīnion, diminutive of triklīnos, room with three couches : tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + klīnē, couch; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]


(in ancient Rome) n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
1. (Furniture) an arrangement of three couches around a table for reclining upon while dining
2. (Historical Terms) a dining room, esp one containing such an arrangement of couches
[C17: from Latin, from Greek triklinion, from tri- + klinē a couch]


(traɪˈklɪn i əm)

n., pl. -clin•i•a (-ˈklɪn i ə)
(in ancient Rome)
1. an arrangement of couches around three sides of a table, for reclining on while dining.
2. a dining room, esp. one designed for such an arrangement.
[1640–50; < Latin trīclīnium < Greek triklinion, derivative of tríklīnos having three couches]


A couch or set of couches surrounding three sides of a table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triclinium - a dining room (especially a dining room containing a dining table with couches along three sides)triclinium - a dining room (especially a dining room containing a dining table with couches along three sides)
dining room, dining-room - a room used for dining
2.triclinium - a dining table with couches along three sides in ancient Rometriclinium - a dining table with couches along three sides in ancient Rome
dining table, board - a table at which meals are served; "he helped her clear the dining table"; "a feast was spread upon the board"
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In an airy room painted with Neapolitan and Pompeian themes by Italian artist Francesco Clemente, an ancient long sculpture hangs from the ceiling, and tables and reclining chairs create an updated triclinium, or dining room.
Nesse caso, tanto o portico, que dava acesso ao triclinium, quanto a fonte, ponto de convergencia do olhar, foram solucoes esteticas emprestadas da arquitetura urbana, replicando, assim, em escala menor, a avenida das colunatas, orgulho maior de Antioquia, e o grande nymphaeum, situado na confluencia do eixo norte-sul (Dobbins, 2001).
Asi lo constatamos en las paredes del triclinium de la c/Anon [Caes.
Dining panels on the north, west, and east walls of the triclinium from House of the Chaste Lovers (IX.
6) Charlemagne aux pieds de saint Pierre: mosaique disparue du Triclinium du Latran, sur lequel la bibliographie est immense (voir par exemple Belting, Hans.
redevelopment, maintenance, regimentation rainwater and structures of the shell of the domus regio i, insula 6, number 15 (domus of ceii); regio i, insula 14 civic 11-12-13-1; region ii, insula 9, civic 3-4-5-7 (house of lararium fiorito - house of triclinium outdoor); region ii, insula 4, civic 10-11-12-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 (domus julia felix) of the archaeological site of pompeii; preliminary validated 11/05/2014.
Signs of Roman inns and shops also made use of distinguishing slogans: the famous sign of the Elephant Inn of Pompeii read Hos pitium hic locator triclinium cum tribus lectis et cum (modis) (an inn with a dining room and with three comfortable couches).
Also speaking in support of the idea of domestic use, Thomas Mathews and Annie-Christine Daskalakis-Mathews (1997, 300) claim that even though the Byzantines may have referred to the main hall in a courtyard complex as a triclinium, or dining room, it may well have had a similar function to that of the Islamic qa'a, that is, serving multiple purposes, such as for dining, leisure and business.
A duo of Roman re-enactors will play host for this house party, preparing a traditional Roman feast for the Saturday evening in the Triclinium (reception room), and regaling their guests with stories of the empire.
Salve, mater pietatis Et totius trinitatis Nobile triclinium.
Seguramente fueron unas breves palabras del breton Adam de Saint Victor, en el siglo XII, las primeras en recoger esta idea: mater pietatis et totius Trinitatis nobile triclinium (madre de piedad y de toda la Trinidad noble asiento/morada).
turned his dining room into a Roman triclinium with tables of marble and