impluvium

noun
im·​plu·​vi·​um | \ (ˈ)im¦plüvēəm, əmˈp- \
plural impluvia\ -​ēə \

Definition of impluvium

: 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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History and Etymology for impluvium

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

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“Impluvium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impluvium. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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