antefix

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin antefixa, from past participle of antefigo (to fasten in front of)

Noun[edit]

antefix (plural antefixae or antefixes)

  1. (architecture) The vertical blocks which terminate the covering tiles of the roof of a Roman, Etruscan, or Greek temple.
  2. (architecture) Any decoration serving to cover the ends of roofing tiles.

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