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(from pergo, hence something projecting). A name given to


a veranda, roofed over, but open at the sides, used for a teacher's lecture-room, a painter's studio, or a shop (Juv.xi. 137; Pliny , Pliny H. N. xxxv. 84; Auson, Epist. iv. 6);


a covered balcony projecting from the upper part of a house (Suet. Aug. 94); and


the cella of a prostitute (Plaut. Pseud. i. 2, 78).

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