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English: A hypocaust (Latin hypocaustum) was an ancient Roman system of central heating / underfloor heating. The word literally means "heat from below", from the Greek hypo meaning below or underneath, and kaiein, to burn or light a fire. They are traditionally considered to have been invented by Sergius Orata, though this is not fully confirmed.
Español: El hipocausto era un sistema de calefacción del suelo, utilizado sobre todo en las termas del Imperio romano.
Français : L'hypocauste est le nom donné au système de chauffage par le sol utilisé à l'époque romaine et gallo-romaine surtout dans les thermes romains.
Italiano: L'ipocausto (dal latino hypocaustum) era un sistema di riscaldamento usato nell'antica Roma, consistente nella circolazione di aria calda entro cavità poste nel pavimento e nelle pareti del luogo da riscaldare.
ancient Roman system of underfloor heating
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underfloor heating
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