plural impluvia
: a cistern or tank in the atrium or peristyle of a house of ancient Rome to receive the water falling through the compluvium

Word History


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

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“Impluvium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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