antefissa

English translation: antefixes / antefixa

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Italian term or phrase:antefissa
English translation:antefixes / antefixa
Entered by: David Russi

23:10 Apr 2, 2006
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Archaeology
Italian term or phrase: antefissa
is there an English word for this? Archeology is not my forte and I can't find it in any dictionary. grazie!
snatalieg
Local time: 10:32
antefixes / antefixa
Explanation:
Webster's 3rd

Main Entry:an£te£fix
Pronunciation:*ant**fiks, -t*-
Function:noun
Inflected Form:-es
Etymology:Latin antefixum, from neuter of antefixus, past participle of antefigere to fasten before, from ante- + figere to fasten * more at DIKE

1 classical architecture : an ornament at the eaves concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof
2 classical architecture : an ornament of the cymatium of a classic cornice that is sometimes pierced for the escape of water
–an£te£fix£al \|**|fiks*l\ adjective

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Note added at 13 hrs (2006-04-03 12:26:12 GMT)
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Both plural forms are valid, I gues I forgot to copy the entry for antefixa:

Main Entry:an£te£fixa
Pronunciation:****fiks*
Function:noun plural
Etymology:Latin, plural of antefixum

: ANTEFIXES
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antefixes / antefixa


Explanation:
Webster's 3rd

Main Entry:an£te£fix
Pronunciation:*ant**fiks, -t*-
Function:noun
Inflected Form:-es
Etymology:Latin antefixum, from neuter of antefixus, past participle of antefigere to fasten before, from ante- + figere to fasten * more at DIKE

1 classical architecture : an ornament at the eaves concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof
2 classical architecture : an ornament of the cymatium of a classic cornice that is sometimes pierced for the escape of water
–an£te£fix£al \|**|fiks*l\ adjective

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Note added at 13 hrs (2006-04-03 12:26:12 GMT)
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Both plural forms are valid, I gues I forgot to copy the entry for antefixa:

Main Entry:an£te£fixa
Pronunciation:****fiks*
Function:noun plural
Etymology:Latin, plural of antefixum

: ANTEFIXES

David Russi
United States
Local time: 08:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 16

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agree  Marie Scarano
6 hrs

agree  paolamonaco: spero che questo glossario ti aiuti. Io lo uso spessissimo :-) http://www.lookingatbuildings.org.uk/default.asp?Document=2....
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