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stoa

[ stoh-uh ]

noun

, plural sto·as, sto·ai [stoh, -ahy], sto·ae [stoh, -ee].
  1. Greek Architecture. a portico, usually a detached portico of considerable length, that is used as a promenade or meeting place.


stoa

/ ˈstəʊə /

noun

  1. a covered walk that has a colonnade on one or both sides, esp as used in ancient Greece


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Word History and Origins

Origin of stoa1

First recorded in 1595–1605, stoa is from the Greek word stoá

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Word History and Origins

Origin of stoa1

C17: from Greek

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Example Sentences

This portico became famous in Athens, and was called (Stoa)—-the Porch.

From this Stoa the school derived its name, the students being called the Stoics.

There is an evident development in the Roman law toward a more humane conception of slavery; this is due to the Stoa.

Many of his words have parallels in the Jewish literature as well as in the writings of the Stoa.

He founded his school a year or two before Zeno founded the Stoa, so that the two schools from the first ran parallel in time.

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