Etymology: Originated 1520"30 from (term, pentis, lang=enm), from (term, apentiz, lang=fro, , to hang against), from Vulgar Latin
- a dwelling on the roof of a building, usually set back from the outer walls.
- a specially designed apartment on an upper floor (especially the top floor).
- a structure on a roof for housing equipment (such as elevator machinery or a water tank).
- a sloping roof projecting from a wall or side of a building (as to shelter a door), or a shed with such a roof.
- any roof-like shelter or overhanging part, or any shed roof.
- (context, Court Tennis) a corridor having a slanted roof and projecting from three walls of the court.
- (obsolete) a penthouse.
- (term, -aticium, -ÄtÄcium), from noun use of neuter of
- (term, -aticius, -ÄtÄcius), equivalent to Latin (term, -atus, -Ätus) + (term, -icius, -Äcius) (adjective suffix).
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