ANTA

Etymology

Noun

anta (plural antae or antas)

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

Anagrams

• AANT, Anat, Nata, Tana, anat., naat, taan, tana

Proper noun

ANTA

Initialism of Australian National Training Authority.

Anagrams

• AANT, Anat, Nata, Tana, anat., naat, taan, tana

Source: Wiktionary


An"ta, n.; pl. Antæ. Etym: [L.] (Arch.)

Definition: 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 antæ, are called in Latin in antis.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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