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portico (n.)

c. 1600, from Italian portico, from Latin porticus "colonnade, arcade, covered walk, porch," from porta "gate," from PIE root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over." Especially of the Painted Porch in Athens.

updated on October 13, 2017

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Definitions of portico from WordNet

portico (n.)
a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area;
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