Definition of cryptoporticus in English:

cryptoporticus

noun

Architecture
  • An enclosed gallery having side walls with openings or windows instead of columns.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Mulcaster (?1532–1611), schoolmaster and author. From classical Latin cryptoporticus covered gallery, cloister from ancient Greek κρυπτός hidden + classical Latin porticus.

Pronunciation

cryptoporticus

/krɪptə(ʊ)ˈpɔːtɪkəs/