cryptoporticus

[ krip-tuh-pawr-ti-kuhs, -pohr- ]
/ ˌkrɪp təˈpɔr tɪ kəs, -ˈpoʊr- /

noun, plural cryp·to·por·ti·cus.

a covered passage, as one underground, lighted on one side.
a portico at the entrance to a crypt.

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Origin of cryptoporticus

1675–85; <Latin: covered passage; see crypto-, portico
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for 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