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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a recessed portico with a row of columns between the antae, as in some Greek temples.
  • adj. Of or being the portico or columns in such an arrangement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Between antae; said of a portico in classical style, where columns are set between two antae, forming the angles of the building.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Between antæ; -- said of a portico in classical style, where columns are set between two antæ, forming the angles of the building. See anta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In classical arch., between antæ or pilasters: a phrase noting porticoes or buildings without a peristyle, of which the side walls are prolonged beyond the front, forming antæ, which with columns between them support an entablature. See anta.

Etymologies

From Latin in antīs, among the pilasters : in, in + antīs, ablative of antae, pilasters, antae.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin (Wiktionary)

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