Nicolaus Steno pp 413-418 | Cite as

2.0 Scientific Disputation on the Subject of Hot Springs

  • Troels Kardel
  • Paul Maquet


The word “thermae” is derived from the Greek verb θέρω, “thero”, meaning I make warm, whence we obtain the adjective θερμos, “thermos” meaning warm; hence, the waters that we now consider are called thermal because all, or at least the majority of them, have the power to warm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gammel HolteDenmark
  2. 2.AywailleBelgium

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