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plan of the Treasury
of the Athenians
Delphi, Greece

an·ta

 (ăn′tə)
n. pl. an·tae (-tē)
A pilaster forming the end of a projecting lateral wall, as in some Greek temples, and constituting one boundary of the portico.

[From Latin antae, pilasters.]
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anta

(ˈæntə)
n, pl antae (ˈæntiː)
(Architecture) architect a pilaster attached to the end of a side wall or sometimes to the side of a doorway
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an•ta

(ˈæn tə)

n., pl. -tae (-tē).
a rectangular pier or pilaster, esp. one formed by thickening the end of a masonry wall.
[1745–55; < Latin]
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anta

n pl <-ae> (Archit) → Ante f, → Pilaster m
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