impluvium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin impluvium, from impluit (rains upon)

Noun[edit]

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.

References[edit]

Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompei [1]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

impluvium n (genitive impluviī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative impluvium impluvia
genitive impluviī impluviōrum
dative impluviō impluviīs
accusative impluvium impluvia
ablative impluviō impluviīs
vocative impluvium impluvia

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References[edit]

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