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.

Case 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 and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • impluvium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “impluvium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • impluvium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • impluvium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • impluvium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin