triclinium [ trahy-klin-ee-uhm ]
noun, plural tri·clin·i·a [trahy-klin-ee-uh]. Roman History.
1. a couch extending along three sides of a table, for reclining on at meals.
2. a dining room, especially one containing such a couch.
Origin: 1640–50; < Latin trīclīnium < Greek triklī́nion, diminutive of tríklīnos having three couches (adj.), dining room so furnished (noun), equivalent to tri-tri- + klī́n(ē) couch (see clinic) + -ion diminutive suffix
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR TRICLINIUM
Wooden gates furnished a kind of fence between the atrium and what an old Pompeian would have styled the triclinium.
NEW ITALIAN SKETCHES|JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS
All the women slaves were shut up in the triclinium together, and the door was carefully guarded.
DARKNESS AND DAWN|FREDERIC W. FARRAR
And, self-satisfied, he passed to the triclinium, where he sat down to supper with Eunice.
QUO VADIS|HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ
Other rooms round the court were the triclinium, or dining room, and cubicula or bedchambers.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 13, SLICE 7|VARIOUS
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