alveus al·ve·us (āl’vē-əs)
n. pl. al·ve·i (-vē-ī’)
A channel or trough.
Historical Examples

This alveus would accommodate eight bathers, that in the men’s caldarium perhaps ten.
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau

The calidarium had the labrum at one end, and the alveus was in one side of the room.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4 Various

At the other end stood the large hot water tank (alveus), in which the bath was taken by a number of persons at a time.
The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston

At one end of the caldarium we find the bath basin, alveus; at the other is the support of the labrum, which has disappeared.
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau

The square basin (alveus or baptisterium) which served for the warm baths was of marble.
The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier


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