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.

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Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompei [1]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /imˈplu.wi.um/, [ɪmˈpɫ̪ʊ.wi.ʊ̃ˑ]
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Noun[edit]

impluvium n (genitive impluviī or impluvī); second declension

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

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative impluvium impluvia
Genitive impluviī
impluvī1
impluviōrum
Dative impluviō impluviīs
Accusative impluvium impluvia
Ablative impluviō impluviīs
Vocative impluvium impluvia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: impluvium
  • Italian: impluvio

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