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A square pilaster on either side of a door, or at the corner of a building.
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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.