Definition of antefixum
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Orthography ID = 2003373
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LNS
antefixum, antefixī
antefixus
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. the little ornaments, images, statues, affixed to the roofs and gutters of houses or temples
Abbreviations
antefixus, a, um, Part., qs. from antefigo, fixed or fastened before, nailed to (rare): truncis arborum antefixa ora, Tac. A. 1, 61.

Hence, antefixa, ōrum, n.; subst., the little ornaments, images, statues, etc., affixed to the roofs and gutters of houses or temples, Paul. ex Fest. p. 8 Mull.: antefixa fictilia deorum Romanorum, Liv. 34, 4; 26, 23; cf. Mull. Etrusc. 2, 247; and id. Archaeol. ยง 284.
 
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