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Latin Speaking Ladies Only (Saalburg, UNESCO WHS)

"Dominae" - Ladies' restroom in the (reconstructed) Roman fort Saalburg near Bad Homburg vor der Höhe in the Taunus mountain range, Hesse, Germany.


Well, did you all repeat your Latin vocabulary and declension? So, let's go, let's decline "woman":


domina (nom. sing.)

dominae (gen. sing.)

dominae (dat. sing.)

dominam (acc.sing.)

domina (abl. sing.)


dominae (nom. plur.)

dominarum (gen. plur.)

dominis (dat. plur.)

dominas (acc. plur.)

dominis (abl. sing.)


(somehow reminds me of "Life of Brian" and the "Romani eunt domus" versus "Romani ite domum" scene....)


As not so many people speak Latin these days, the management kindly added a pictogram and a German translation :-)

By the way, the sign of the men's restroom says "Domini", of course (no, don't worry, we won't start the declension of the male form now)



---quotation from

The Saalburg is a Roman fort located on the Taunus ridge northwest of Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany. It is a Cohort Fort belonging to the Limes Germanicus, the Roman linear border fortification of the German provinces. The Saalburg, located just off the main road roughly halfway between Bad Homburg and Wehrheim is the most completely reconstructed Roman fort in Germany. Since 2005, as part of the Upper German limes, it forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Germany tour August 2014

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Taken on August 15, 2014