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engawa

[eng-gah-wah] /ɛŋˈgɑ wɑ/
noun
1.
a floor extension at one side of a Japanese-style house, usually facing a yard or garden and serving as passageway and sitting space.
Origin
< Japanese, equivalent to en edge, veranda (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yuán) + -gawa combining form of kawa (earlier kafa) side
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