- Greek Architecture. a portico, usually a detached portico of considerable length, that is used as a promenade or meeting place.
Origin of stoa
Related Words for stoamall, gallery, walkway, atrium, colonnade, veranda, portico, passageway, cloister, piazza, loggia, arcade, terrace, patio, balcony, verandah, stoa
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Historical Examples of stoa
The Poecile was a portico; portico in Greek is stoa, hence the name of Stoic.Initiation into Philosophy
"Had there been no Chrysippus, there had been no Stoa," iii, 42.De Officiis
Marcus Tullius Cicero
None but they mingled in the assemblages of great men at the Pnyx or the Stoa.The History of Prostitution
William W. Sanger
In the language of the Stoa, "Nature" was a word of many meanings.
He is not to be found in the Stoa or the Grove, with official aspect, expounding a system of doctrine.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
- a covered walk that has a colonnade on one or both sides, esp as used in ancient Greece
Word Origin for stoa
"portico," c.1600, from Greek stoa "colonnade, corridor," from PIE *sta- "to stand" (see stet).