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cryptoporticus

[krip-tuh-pawr-ti-kuh s, -pohr-]
noun, plural cryp·to·por·ti·cus.
  1. a covered passage, as one underground, lighted on one side.
  2. a portico at the entrance to a crypt.
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Origin of cryptoporticus

1675–85; < Latin: covered passage; see crypto-, portico
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Historical Examples of cryptoporticus

  • At the ends of the cryptoporticus are the remains of some more rooms.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn

  • On the south side there is a cryptoporticus and a reservoir for water which was supplied by a branch of the Claudian aqueduct.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn