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 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”)