). A word of uncertain etymology, perhaps connected
366), and denoting a
lounging-place, a resort for idlers, such as the porticoes at Rome, the bakeshops, and the
bath-houses. In the Dorian countries it was the name of a sort of club-room (Plut. Lyc. 25
). See Curtius, Hist. of
, Engl. trans., i. p. 205.