impluvium

impluvium

[im-ploo-vee-uhm]
noun, plural impluvia [im-ploo-vee-uh] .
a basin or tank within a compluvium.

Origin:
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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