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stoa

[stoh-uh] /ˈstoʊ ə/
noun, plural stoas, stoai
[stoh-ahy] /ˈstoʊ aɪ/ (Show IPA),
stoae
[stoh-ee] /ˈstoʊ i/ (Show IPA)
1.
Greek Architecture. a portico, usually a detached portico of considerable length, that is used as a promenade or meeting place.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Greek stoá
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British Dictionary definitions for stoae

stoa

/ˈstəʊə/
noun (pl) stoae (ˈstəʊiː), stoas
1.
a covered walk that has a colonnade on one or both sides, esp as used in ancient Greece
Word Origin
C17: from Greek
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Word Origin and History for stoae

stoa

n.

"portico," c.1600, from Greek stoa "colonnade, corridor," from PIE *sta- "to stand" (see stet).

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