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stoa

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noun \ˈstō-ə\

Definition of stoa

  1. :  an ancient Greek portico usually walled at the back with a front colonnade designed to afford a sheltered promenade



Origin and Etymology of stoa

Greek; akin to Greek stylos pillar — more at steer


First Known Use: 1603

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