noun, plural sto·as, sto·ai [stoh-ahy] /ˈstoʊ aɪ/, sto·ae [stoh-ee] /ˈstoʊ i/.
Origin of stoa
Examples from the Web for stoa
From this Stoa the school derived its name, the students being called the Stoics.Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers|Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
This portico was called a stoa basilica, and the first Roman Christian churches were built on that plan.Christianity and Modern Thought|Various
Many of his words have parallels in the Jewish literature as well as in the writings of the Stoa.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation|Ernst Von Dobschutz
"Had there been no Chrysippus, there had been no Stoa," iii, 42.De Officiis|Marcus Tullius Cicero
In the language of the Stoa, "Nature" was a word of many meanings.
British Dictionary definitions for stoa
noun plural stoae (ˈstəʊiː) or stoas
Word Origin for stoa
Word Origin and History for stoa
"portico," c.1600, from Greek stoa "colonnade, corridor," from PIE *sta- "to stand" (see stet).