a small decorative fixture put at the eaves of a roof of a classic building to hide the ends of the tiles
Origin of antefixClassical Latin antefixus: see ante- and amp; fix
nounpl. an·te·fix·es or an·te·fix·a
An upright ornament along the eaves of a tiled roof designed to conceal the joints between the rows of tiles.
Origin of antefixFrom Latin antefīxa, pl. of antefīxum, something fastened in front, from antefīxus, fastened in front : ante-, ante- + fīxus, fastened, past participle of fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.
(plural antefixae or antefixes)
From Latin antefixa, from past participle of antefigo (“to fasten in front of”)