[loj-uh, loh-jee-uh; Italian lawd-jah]
- a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
- a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
Origin of loggia
From Italian, dating back to 1735–45; see origin at lodge
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Examples from the Web for loggie
On high were loggie (galleries) "for the virgins and women."The Cathedral Builders
The courtyard with its loggie was built by Andrea Sansovino in 1519.
Indeed we might go further away from the palace than the loggie of the houses.Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice
Edward A. Freeman
In the Loggie, Raphael represents God in the person of an old man wearing a long gray beard and attired in the oriental costume.The Youthful Wanderer
George H. Heffner
Among the paintings of this palace, the most beautiful are Raffaelle's frescos in the stanze and loggie.
- a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
- an open balcony in a theatre
C17: Italian, from French loge. See lodge
Word Origin and History for loggie
"roofed galley used as an open-air room," 1742, from Italian loggia, from French loge (see lodge (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper