Definition of stoa in English:

stoa

Syllabification: sto·a
Pronunciation: /ˈstōə
 
/

noun

  • 1A classical portico or roofed colonnade.
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    • The inscription was carved in a stoa (colonnade), probably in the 2nd cent.
    • A Doric stoa abuts on a brick wall.
    • This frame has been variously interpreted as a reflection either of temple architecture, or of the stoa which formed part of so many sanctuaries.
  • 1.1 (the Stoa) The great hall in Athens in which the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno gave the founding lectures of the Stoic school of philosophy.

Origin

Greek.

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