Anta Definition

antae, antas
A pilaster forming the end of a projecting lateral wall, as in some Greek temples, and constituting one boundary of the portico.
American Heritage
A pilaster built out from the end of a wall, as on either side of a doorway.
Webster's New World

(architecture) A kind of pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination, treated architecturally as a pilaster, with capital and base.

American National Theatre and Academy.
Webster's New World

Origin of Anta

  • From Latin antae pilasters

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin

    From Wiktionary

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