balne-, balneo-

(Greek > Latin: bath, bathing; wash, washing)

bagnio, bagnios
1. A brothel.
2. An old term for a prison for slaves in Asian countries.
3. A former term for a public bathhouse in Italy or Turkey.
4. From Italian bagno, "bath", from Latin balneum, which came from Greek balaneion.
balaneutics
Balneology; the science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of mineral baths.
balaneutria
Caretaker of a bath (feminine).
balneal
Of or pertaining to baths or to bathing.
balnearii
People who steal clothing from public baths.
balnearil
The people who stole clothing from a public bath in ancient Rome.
balneary
A bathing room.
balneation
The act of bathing.
balneatory
Belonging to a bath.
balneatrix, balneatricis
Caretaker of a bath (feminine).
balneography
A written description about baths.
balneological
Of or pertaining to balneology.
balneologist
1. A specialist or expert in balneology.
2. Someone who practices in the profession of balneotherapy.
balneology
1. The scientific medical study of bathing and medicinal springs.
2. The use of hot spring mineral water for healing or therapeutic purposes.

This is considered to be the oldest historic use of natural geothermal waters.

balneophile
A collector of pictures of bathing girls or a fondness for collecting pictures of girls in swimsuits.

Related "wash" words: clys-; lav-; luto-; plyno-.