- a basin or tank within a compluvium.
Origin of impluvium
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Examples from the Web for impluvium
He walked into the impluvium, but heard nothing and saw nothing.Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches
In the restoration, the impluvium is surrounded with a mosaic border.
Beyond the impluvium is the place of a small altar for the worship of the Lares.
In the centre of the peristyle was an open court, which contained the impluvium.The Last Days of Pompeii
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
But what had happened to the exquisite garden in the impluvium?A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete