Definition of antefix in English:


Pronunciation /ˈantɪfɪks/


  • An ornamental fixture placed on the eaves or cornice of a building to conceal the end of a tile; (also) an ornamental head, etc., forming a spout from a gutter.


Early 19th century. From classical Latin antefīxum part or object fixed in front of something, (plural) ornamental figures or tiles placed at the edge of a roof, use as noun of neuter of antefīxus fixed in front from ante- + fīxus, past participle of fīgere to fix.