Portico



[pawr-ti-koh, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tɪˌkoʊ, ˈpoʊr-/

noun, plural porticoes, porticos.
1.
a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.
/ˈpɔːtɪkəʊ/
noun (pl) -coes, -cos
1.
a covered entrance to a building; porch
2.
a covered walkway in the form of a roof supported by columns or pillars, esp one built on to the exterior of a building
n.

c.1600, from Italian portico, from Latin porticus “colonnade, arcade, covered walk, porch,” from porta “gate” (see port (n.1)). Especially of the Painted Porch in Athens.

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