Definition of impluvium in English:

impluvium

Line breaks: im¦plu|vium
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpluːvɪəm/

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noun (plural impluvia /-vɪə/)

  • The square basin in the centre of the atrium of an ancient Roman house, which received rainwater from an opening in the roof.

Origin

Latin, from impluere 'rain into'.

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