compluvium definition

  • noun:
    • a place left unroofed over the judge of a dwelling in Ancient Rome, through which the rain fell into the impluvium or cistern.
    • an area left unroofed over the judge of a Roman home, whereby the rainfall fell in to the impluvium or cistern.
    • A quadrangular opening in roof throughout the atrium or courtroom of ancient Roman homes. The roof had been made to slope toward the compluvium, so as to collect the rain-water in a basin or tank in the atrium. See atrium and impluvium.
    • A space left unroofed within the judge of a dwelling in Ancient Rome, whereby the rainfall fell into the impluvium or cistern.
    • a place left unroofed within the judge of a Roman home, through which the rainfall dropped to the impluvium or cistern.
    • A quadrangular opening inside roof on the atrium or court of old Roman houses. The roofing had been made to slope toward the compluvium, to be able to collect the rain-water in a basin or container in the atrium. See atrium and impluvium.

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