anta

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noun an·ta \ˈan-tə\

Definition of anta

plural

antas

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antae

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  1. :  a pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination

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Origin and Etymology of anta

Latin; akin to Old Norse ǫnd anteroom


First Known Use: 1598


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the point at which something begins

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