Why is the toilet also called a toilet?


There is no doubt: it is better to avoid using the word cease to indicate the toilet. Nowadays, in fact, cessation is a word considered synonymous with something unpleasant and vulgar.

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Secluded places. And yet, this vulgarization of the name of the cabinet - an invention so important that in 2013 the United Nations General Assembly established that November 19 is The Cabinet Day - actually has a neutral origin: it derives from the Latin secessus, translatable as secluded, and is due to the fact that the toilets usually stood in isolated and withdrawn places (hence also the term withdrawn ).

Cessus, toilet, latrine This curiosity is taken from: Focus History D&R No. 5 (September 2019). | Focus History

Like toilet, another name that is considered not very elegant is a latrine, but it too is born without a disparaging value: it derives from the Latin lavatrina, an expression that indicated any useful place to wash, including the bathroom (and, by extension, the toilet).

English and French. As for the term toilet, it derives from the English water closet, which translated means water closet (with reference to the flushing), while toilet comes from the French toile, that is the canvas with which the mirror cabinets used for personal care were covered.