antefix


an·te·fix

noun \ˈan-ti-ˌfiks\
plural an·te·fix·ae\-ˌfik-ˌsē\ or an·te·fix·es\-ˌfik-səz\

Definition of ANTEFIX

:  an ornament at the eaves of a classical building concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof

Origin of ANTEFIX

Latin antefixum, from neuter of antefixus, past participle of antefigere to fasten before, from ante- + figere to fasten — more at fix
First Known Use: 1832

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: antefixa
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Antedon
All Words Near: antefix

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up antefix? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More