an·​ta ˈan-tə How to pronounce anta (audio)
plural antas or antae ˈan-ˌtē How to pronounce anta (audio)
: a pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination

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Word History


Latin; akin to Old Norse ǫnd anteroom

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anta was in 1598

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“Anta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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