parvis

noun
par·​vis | \ˈpär-vəs \
variants: or less commonly parvise

Definition of parvis 

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

2 : a single portico or colonnade before a church

First Known Use of parvis

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for parvis

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

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