cortile

noun
cor·​ti·​le | \ kȯrˈtēˌlā \
plural cortili\ -​(ˌ)lē \

Definition of cortile

: an open courtyard enclosed by the walls of a building or buildings (as a cloister garth)

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History and Etymology for cortile

Italian, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin cohortile, from Latin cohort-, cohors enclosure, court

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“Cortile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cortile. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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