Japanese, familiar form of anata. It's rather rude to say to a superior or a stranger, so do not use it unless addressing a close friend or a "definate inferior, like a child who you are moderately familiar with.

In anime, this is often found in the phrase "anta baka?!", which means "(are) you (are an) idiot!".

An"ta (#), n.; pl. Antæ (#). [L.] Arch.

A species of pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination, treated architecturally as a pilaster, with capital and base.

⇒ Porches, when columns stand between two antae, are called in Latin in antis.


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