cryptoporticus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin cryptoporticus.

Noun[edit]

cryptoporticus ‎(plural cryptoporticuses or cryptoportici)

  1. (Roman architecture) A vaulted corridor or arcade at, or just below ground level; normally lit by openings in the upper part of the vault. Also a roofed promenade that is enclosed with side walls that have windows or openings instead of columns.
    • 1581, Richard Mulcaster, Positions[1], London: Longmans, Green and Company, published 1888, page 87:
      The close walkes, which were called cryptoporticus were not of choice but of necessitie, when extremitie of weather would not let them walke abroad.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crypta +‎ porticus.

Noun[edit]

cryptoporticus f ‎(genitive porticus); fourth declension

  1. (architecture) cryptoporticus

Declension[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cryptoporticus cryptoporticūs
genitive cryptoporticūs cryptoporticuum
dative cryptoporticuī cryptoporticibus
accusative cryptoporticum cryptoporticūs
ablative cryptoporticū cryptoporticibus
vocative cryptoporticus cryptoporticūs