Antefixa
Antefix An"te*fix`, n.; pl. E. {Antefixes}; L. {Antefixa}. [L. ante + fixus fixed.] (Arch.) (a) An ornament fixed upon a frieze. (b) An ornament at the eaves, concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof. (c) An ornament of the cymatium of a classic cornice, sometimes pierced for the escape of water. [1913 Webster]

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  • Antefixa — (lat., Bauk.), so v.w. Akroterien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • antefixa — |cs| s. f. Telha com que se encobrem os vácuos deixados pelas telhas ocas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • antefixa — an|te|fi|xa Mot Pla Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • antefixa — n. (Architecture) ornament placed at the eave of a tiled roof to conceal the joints where the tiles meet; ornament located above the top molding of a cornice; ornament of a frieze …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antefixa — an·te·fixa …   English syllables

  • antefixa — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈfiksə noun plural Etymology: Latin, plural of antefixum : antefixes …   Useful english dictionary

  • АНТЕФИКС —    • Antefixa,          украшения из жженой глины около кровли под дождевыми желобами (quae ex opere figulino tectis affiguntur sub stilicido, Fest. p. 8); обыкновенно это были изображения головы человека или животных, листьев или венков и т. п.… …   Реальный словарь классических древностей

  • antefix — antefixal, adj. /an teuh fiks /, n., pl. antefixes, antefixa / fik seuh/. Archit. 1. an upright ornament at the eaves of a tiled roof, to conceal the foot of a row of convex tiles that cover the joints of the flat tiles. 2. an ornament above the… …   Universalium

  • antéfixe — [ ɑ̃tefiks ] n. f. • 1845; lat. antefixum ♦ Archit. (Antiq. class.) Ornement de sculpture qui décorait le bord des toits tout en masquant les vides des tuiles creuses. Une antéfixe en terre cuite. ● antéfixe nom féminin (latin antefixum, ce qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Antefix — An te*fix , n.; pl. E. {Antefixes}; L. {Antefixa}. [L. ante + fixus fixed.] (Arch.) (a) An ornament fixed upon a frieze. (b) An ornament at the eaves, concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof. (c) An ornament of the cymatium of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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