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EtymologyEdit

Latin impluvium, from impluit (rains upon)

NounEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompei [1]


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

impluvium n (genitive impluviī); second declension

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

InflectionEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  • 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