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Portico

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From Italian portico, from Latin porticus (porch), from porta (gate).

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portico (plural porticos or porticoes)

  1. A porch, or a small space with a roof supported by columns, serving as the entrance to a building.
    • 1855, Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom Chapter 3
      The great house itself was a large, white, wooden building, with wings on three sides of it. In front, a large portico, extending the entire length of the building, and supported by a long range of columns, gave to the whole establishment an air of solemn grandeur.

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From Latin porticus.

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portico m (plural portici)

  1. portico, arcade, porch

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Borrowed from English portico, ultimately from Latin porticus.

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portico m (plural porticos)

  1. (Jersey) porch