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anta


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anta  \An"ta\,  n.;  pl  {Ant[ae]}.  [L.]  (Arch.) 
  A  species  of  pier  produced  by  thickening  a  wall  at  its 
  termination,  treated  architecturally  as  a  pilaster,  with 
  capital  and  base. 
 
  Note:  Porches,  when  columns  stand  between  two  ant[ae],  are 
  called  in  Latin  in  antis. 




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