στοά

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From Proto-Hellenic *stōyyā́, from Proto-Indo-European *stoh₂-w-ih₂, from the root *steh₂- (to stand). Cognates include Old English stōwian, stōw (English stow), Sanskrit स्थावर (sthāvará), Persian ستاوند (sotâvand), Lithuanian stovéti, stovà, Old Church Slavonic ставити (staviti). Compare ἵστημι (hístēmi, to stand).

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στοᾱ́ (stoā́f (genitive στοᾶς); 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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