impluvium

noun im·plu·vi·um \(ˈ)im¦plüvēəm, əmˈp-\

Definition of impluvium

plural

impluvia

\-ēə\
  1. :  a cistern or tank in the atrium or peristyle of a house of ancient Rome to receive the water falling through the compluvium

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Origin and Etymology of impluvium

Latin, from in- 2in- + -pluvium (from pluere to rain)


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