στοά

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From *στωϝιά (*stōwiá), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂u-, *stoh₂u-. Cognates include Sanskrit स्थावर (sthāvará), Lithuanian stovéti, stovà, Old Church Slavonic ставити (staviti), Old English stōwian, stōw (English stow). Compare ἵστημι (hístēmi, I stand).

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στοά (stoá) (genitive στοᾶς) f, first declension

  1. roofed enclosure supported by pillars, portico, colonnade, piazza, arcade, cloister
  2. various buildings supported by pillars, stoa
  3. royal court

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