in antisin an·tis
- Having a recessed portico with a row of columns between the antae, as in some Greek temples.
- Of or being the portico or columns in such an arrangement.
Origin of in antisFrom Latin in ant&imacron;s, among the pilasters : in, in + ant&imacron;s, ablative of antae, pilasters, antae.
plan of the Treasury
of the Athenians
- (architecture) Between antae; said of a portico in classical style, where columns are set between two antae, forming the angles of the building.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.