The apartment on entrance associated with the bathrooms or in the palestra in which one removed a dressing area
- The apartment at the entry of bathrooms, or in the palestra, in which one stripped; a dressing room.
1690s, from Latin apodyterium "undressing room" (in a bath house), from Greek apodyterion "undressing room," from apodyein "to put off, undress," from apo- "off" (see apo-) + dyein "to put on, enter, go in."
(n.) The apartment at the entrance associated with the baths, or in the palestra, in which one stripped; a dressing room.
At the entrance were a peristyle court for loungers and a latrine: hence the bather passed into the Apodyterium (dressingroom), the Frigidarium (cold room) fitted with a cold bath for use at the end of the bathing ceremony, and a series of hot rooms - the whole resembling many'modern Turkish baths.