What does anta mean?
The definition of anta
An”ta, n.; pl. AntÃ¦.
Etym: [L.] (Arch.)
A species of pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination, treated architecturally as a pilaster, with capital and base.
Note: Porches, when columns stand between two antÃ¦, are called in Latin in antis.