triclinium

The triclinium was the dining room of the house. Its name comes from the Roman tradition of having around a central table an arrangement of 3 couches to lie on while dining. The fourth side of the table was open and free for slaves to serve the food. The couches were designed for the accubatio - the act of reclining during the meal. When so prepare…...

Triclinium

A triclinium (plural: triclinia) is a formal dining room in a Roman building. The word is adopted from the Greek τρικλίνιον, triklinion, from τρι-, tri-, `three`, and κλίνη, klinē, a sort of `couch` or rather chaise longue. Each couch was wide enough to accommodate three diners who reclined on their left side on cushions whi...
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Triclinium

• (n.) A couch for reclining at meals, extending round three sides of a table, and usually in three parts. • (n.) A dining room furnished with such a triple couch.
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triclinium

(from the article `painting, Western`) A celebrated frieze of life-size figures, depicting Dionysiac initiation rites and the prenuptial ordeals of a bride, in the so-called triclinium of ...
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Triclinium

(Latin) the dining room of a house for more upper-class Romans; the triclinium`s name refers to the fact that the room generally held three couches inside of it.
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triclinium

noun a dining table with couches along three sides in ancient Rome
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Triclinium

A triclinium was a Roman couch which ran around three sides of a table, leaving one end free for serving.
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triclinium

dining-room
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triclinium

triclinium In ancient Rome, a dining room with three couches, one at each of three sides of a rectangular table, the fourth side left open for access by servants.
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