stoa: a porticoOriginal Word: στοά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (sto-ah')
Short Definition: a colonnade, portico
Definition: a colonnade, portico.
4745 stoá – a pillar, supporting a covered-colonnade (like in the Temple precinct); a portico, usually open on one side so people could congregate and talk.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
portico (3), porticoes (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4745: στοά
στοά, στοάς, ἡ, a portico, a covered colonnade where people can stand or walk protected from the weather and the heat of the sun: John 5:2; στοά Σολομῶνος, a porch or portico built by Solomon in the eastern part of the temple (which in the temple's destruction by the Babylonians was left uninjured, and remained down to the times of king Agrippa, to whom the care of the temple was intrusted by the emperor Claudius, and who on account of its antiquity did not dare to demolish and build it anew; so Josephus relates, Antiquities 20, 9, 7; (but on 'Solomon's Porch' cf. B. D., under the word
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceporch, colonnade
Probably from histemi; a colonnade or interior piazza -- porch.
see GREEK histemi
Forms and Transliterationsεστοίβασεν εστοιβασμένη στοα στοά στοᾷ στοαί στοας στοάς στοὰς στοιβάσατέ στοιβάσει στοιβάσουσι stoa stoā̂i stoas stoàs
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4745
στοᾷ — 3 Occ.
στοὰς — 1 Occ.
John 5:2 N-AFP
GRK: Βηθζαθά πέντε στοὰς ἔχουσα
NAS: having five porticoes.
KJV: having five porches.
INT: Bethesda five porches having