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impluvium

[im-ploo-vee-uh m] /ɪmˈplu vi əm/
noun, plural impluvia
[im-ploo-vee-uh] /ɪmˈplu vi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a basin or tank within a compluvium.
Origin of impluvium
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin, equivalent to impluv-, base of impluere to rain (upon, into) (im- im-1 + pluere to rain; cf. pluvial) + -ium -ium
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