Definition of anta in English:

anta

noun

Architecture
  • A square pilaster on either side of a door, or at the corner of a building.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From classical Latin antae square pilasters from the same Indo-European base as Sanskrit ātā door frame (rare, only in plural) and Old Icelandic and-, ǫnd porch.

Pronunciation

anta

/ˈantə/