anta
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The plural of “anta” is “antas” or “antae.”
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. la anta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
As a student of architecture, Bradley was curious to examine the antae of the Athenian Treasury as closely as possible.Como estudiante de arquitectura, Bradley tenía curiosidad de examinar las antas del Tesoro de los atenienses lo más cerca posible.
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ANTA
abbreviation:noun
(US)American National Theater and Academy
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anta
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Usage note
Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the articles "el" and “un” in the singular.
anta
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal similar to a deer)
a. moose (American species)
Un anta caminaba por el bosque nevado.A moose was walking through the snowy forest.
b. elk (European species)
Me pareció ver las astas de un anta en la espesura.I thought I saw the antlers of an elk in the bushes.
2. (animal similar to a wild boar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. tapir
Vimos antas cuando estuvimos en la parte amazónica de Bolivia.We saw tapirs when we visited the Amazonian part of Bolivia.
3.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(architecture)
a. anta
Las antas son esas pilastras que hay en los extremos de los muros laterales del templo.The antae are those pilasters at the end of the side walls of the temple.
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anta
1 (ciervo) elk; moose
2 (Latinoamérica) (danta) tapir
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