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).