In Rome:Its people life and customs by Ugo Enrico Paoli, some rooms in plans of Pompeiian houses are marked tricoinium with no explanation or definition. I cannot find this, either in my own dictionary nor L&S or other online dictionaries. Is this a mispelling/mistranslation - the book was originally written in Italian?

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Presumably a typo for triclinium.

  • Yes, I suspected that. On various plans the rooms are designated dining rooms (5 of them - the Romans did like their food!) .
    – TheHonRose
    Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 2:29

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