in antis definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a recessed portico with a row of columns between the antae, as in some Greek temples.
    • Of or being the portico or articles in such an arrangement.
  • adverb:
    • Between antae; stated of a portico in traditional design, in which articles are set between two antae, forming the perspectives of building.
  • others:
    • Between antæ; -- said of a portico in ancient design, in which columns are set between two antæ, developing the perspectives associated with the building. See anta.
    • In classical arch., between antæ or pilasters: a phrase noting porticoes or buildings without a peristyle, that the side walls tend to be extended beyond leading, forming antæ, which with articles among them help an entablature. See anta.

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