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stoa Syllabification: sto·a
Pronunciation: /ˈstōə/

Definition of stoa in English:


1A classical portico or roofed colonnade.
Example sentences
  • 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.



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