- Obs. a Turkish or Italian bathhouse
- Obs. in the Near East and N Africa, a prison
- a house of prostitution; brothel
Origin of bagnioItalian bagno ; from Classical Latin balneum, bathing place: see balneology
- A brothel.
- Obsolete a. A prison for slaves in Asian countries.b. A public bathhouse in Italy or Turkey.
Origin of bagnioItalian bagno, bath, from Latin balneum, from Greek balaneion.