\bˈe͡ɪðə], \bˈeɪðə], \b_ˈeɪ_ð_ə]\
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Same etymon; Balnea'rius, Balinea'tor, Balnea'tor, (F.) Baigneur. One who bathes. Anciently, the name was given to those that administered baths to the diseased,-the etuvistes of the French. At the present day, in remote districts in Germany, the country people call their medical practitioners Bader or 'bathmen,' and Feldscheeren or 'army barbers.'
By Robley Dunglison