loggia

[loj-uh, loh-jee-uh; Italian lawd-jah]
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noun, plural log·gias, Italian log·gie [lawd-je] /ˈlɔd dʒɛ/.

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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loggia

noun plural -gias or -gie (-dʒɛ)

a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
an open balcony in a theatre

Word Origin for loggia

C17: Italian, from French loge. See lodge
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Word Origin and History for loggie

loggia

n.

"roofed galley used as an open-air room," 1742, from Italian loggia, from French loge (see lodge (n.)).

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