stoa

noun
\ˈstō-ə \

Definition of stoa 

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

First Known Use of stoa

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stoa

Greek; akin to Greek stylos pillar — more at steer

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