imbrication (n.) 1640s, from Fr. imbrication, from L. imbricare "to cover with tiles," from imbricem (nom. imbrex) "curved roof tile used to draw off rain," from imber (gen. imbris) "rain," from PIE *ombh-ro- "rain" (Cf. Skt. abhra "cloud, thunder-cloud, rainy weather," Gk. ombros "rain"), from root *nebh- "moist, water" (see NEBULA (Cf. nebula)).

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