impluvium definition

  • noun:
    • a minimal basin in the middle of children atrium, into which rainwater flowed down through the roof through compluvium.
    • In Roman dwellings, a cistern or tank, set in the atrium or peristyle to recieve the water through the roof, in the shape of the compluvium; generally speaking made ornamental with flowers and artwork around its birm.
    • In ancient Roman houses, a basin to receive the rain-water, situated in the middle of the atrium or hallway, below the compluvium or available room into the roofing. See atrium and compluvium.
    • identical to compluvium.

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