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Latin impluvium, from impluit (rains upon)

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Impluvium

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Impluviums or impluvia

Impluvium (plural Impluviums or impluvia)
  1. (architecture) A low basin in the center of a household atrium, into which rainwater flowed down from the roof through the compluvium.

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Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompei [1]


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From impluit (it rains upon), from in + pluit (it rains).

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impluvium (genitive impluviī); n, second declension

  1. a rectangular courtyard basin or pool into which rain water is collected by the compluvium above.

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Patrono:La-decl-2nd-N

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  • Impluvium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879fr:impluvium

pt:impluvium ru:impluvium vi:impluvium

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