vomitorium 1754, "passage or opening in an ancient amphitheater, leading to or from the seats," from L. (Macrobius, Sat., VI.iv); see VOMIT (Cf. vomit). Erroneous meaning "place where ancient Romans (allegedly) deliberately vomited during feasts" is attested from 1923.

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  • Vomitorium — A vomitorium (plural: vomitoria) is a passage situated below or behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre, through which crowds can spew out at the end of a performance.Despite their association with Ancient Rome, vomitoria are still found in… …   Wikipedia

  • vomitorium — noun /vɒmɪˈtɔːɹɪəm/ a) A passage located behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre used as an exit for the crowds [ hellip;] the way that the greatest width of the interior of the Flavian amphitheatre would be ascertained, if a line were drawn… …   Wiktionary

  • Vomitorium — Vomitoire L un des vomitoriae de la cavea du théâtre antique de Vienne (Isère) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vomitorium — /vom i tawr ee euhm, tohr /, n., pl. vomitoria / tawr ee euh, tohr /. vomitory (def. 5). [1745 55; < LL vomitorium] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vomitorium — Vo|mi|to|ri|um das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <aus gleichbed. spätlat. vomitorium, substantiviertes Neutrum von vomitorius »Erbrechen auslösend« zu lat. vomitus, vgl. ↑Vomitus> Brechmittel (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Vomitorium — Vo|mi|tiv, das; s, e, Vo|mi|ti|vum, das; s, ...va, Vo|mi|to|ri|um, das; s, ...ien (Med.): Brechmittel …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Vomitorium — Vo|mi|to|ri|um 〈n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: ri|en; Pharm.〉 Brechmittel; Syn. Vomitiv [Etym.: <lat. vomitio od. vomitus »das Erbrechen«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Vomitorium — Vomito̱rium s; s, ...ria oder ...rien [...ien]: = Emetikum …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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