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parvis

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noun par·vis \ˈpär-vəs\

Definition of parvis

  1. 1 :  a court or enclosed space before a building (as a church)

  2. 2 :  a single portico or colonnade before a church



Variants of parvis

also

parvise

Origin and Etymology of parvis

Middle English parvis, from Anglo-French, modification of Late Latin paradisus enclosed park — more at paradise


First Known Use: 14th century


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