impluvium


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impluvium

(ɪmˈpluːvɪəm)
n
(in an ancient Roman building) a pool under an opening in the roof
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(17) En la misma villa la conexion entre el impluvium y el aljibe subterraneo se hace a traves de una canalizacion de plomo.
mi equidem iam arbitri vicini sunt meae quid fiat domi, ita per impluvium intro spectant.
It boasted an atrium, impluvium, trichinium, andxystos (colonnade).
Taciau kelia i jas lankytojams uzstodavo nedidelis staciakampis baseinelis impluvium, kuri reikejo apeiti sonais.
Moneo's taut, elegant new part docks into the old palace to create an impluvium style courtyard.
It was a period of "balance and order" that comes immediately after the end of colonial rule in Isabella, but whose character is perhaps best reflected by the jarring extravagance of his home, the Roman House, which "was modeled on the house of the Vetii in Pompeii, with a swimming-pool replacing the impluvium" (39).