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antĕfixus , a, um, Part., qs. from antefigo,
I.fixed or fastened before, nailed to (rare): “truncis arborum antefixa ora,Tac. A. 1, 61.—Hence, antĕfixa , ōrum, n.; subst., the little ornaments, images, statues, etc., affixed to the roofs and gutters of houses or temples, Paul. ex Fest. p. 8 Müll.: “antefixa fictilia deorum Romanorum,Liv. 34, 4; 26, 23; cf. Müll. Etrusc. 2, 247; and id. Archaeol. § 284.
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