1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Conisterium
|←Conington, John||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 6
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CONISTERIUM (from Gr. κόνις, dust), the name of the room in the ancient palaestra or thermae (baths) where wrestlers, after being anointed with oil, were sprinkled with sand, so as to give them a grip when wrestling.