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- n. Plural form of impluvium.
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May not the word umbrella have been applied to various sorts of _impluvia_?
The houses of Italy and of the south generally were constructed to look inwards upon open _impluvia_, colonnaded courts and garden plots, and, as befitted a hot climate, they had few outer windows.