Ambulatorium

Monday, August 25th, 2014 03:37 pm
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It's such a treat to come across a nice new word in the course of one's days, in this case in a podcast visiting some old building or another. Either I wasn't paying attention, or every other piece of information was washed away by the coolness of the word "ambulatorium". Apparently that's "ambulatory" in Engish, but don't worry, Latin Wikipedia's got it covered.

This thing is a place to walk around a central room - in a European context, the cloister. What struck me (as I've just been to India) is that they've got the same kind of corridorish things in Hindu temples, to walk around the idol room. I doubt they're called ambulatories, though.
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