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mezzanine (n.)

1711, "a low story between two higher ones in a building," from French mezzanine (17c.), from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano "middle," from Latin medianus "of the middle," from medius (from PIE root *medhyo- "middle"). Sense of "lowest balcony in a theater" recorded by 1913.

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Definitions of mezzanine from WordNet

mezzanine (n.)
first or lowest balcony;
Synonyms: first balcony
mezzanine (n.)
intermediate floor just above the ground floor;
Synonyms: mezzanine floor / entresol
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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