Definition of stoa in English:

stoa

noun

  • 1A classical portico or roofed colonnade.

    • ‘The inscription was carved in a stoa (colonnade), probably in the 2nd cent.’
    • ‘A Doric stoa abuts on a brick wall.’
    • ‘This frame has been variously interpreted as a reflection either of temple architecture, or of the stoa which formed part of so many sanctuaries.’
    • ‘Lastly on the third terrace are the ruins of a major temple of Asclepius and the traces of a Hellenistic stoa.’
    1. 1.1the Stoa The great hall in Athens in which the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno gave the founding lectures of the Stoic school of philosophy.

Origin

Greek.

Pronunciation

stoa

/ˈstōə/