anta

noun
an·​ta | \ ˈan-tə How to pronounce anta (audio) \
plural antas or antae\ ˈan-​ˌtē How to pronounce anta (audio) , -​ˌtī \

Definition of anta

: a pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination

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A anta

First Known Use of anta

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anta

Latin; akin to Old Norse ǫnd anteroom

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“Anta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anta. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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