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antefix

play
noun an·te·fix \ˈan-ti-ˌfiks\

Definition of antefix

plural

antefixae

play \-ˌfik-ˌsē\ or

antefixes

play \-ˌfik-səz\
  1. :  an ornament at the eaves of a classical building concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof



Origin and Etymology 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


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