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Latinized form of Greek Ἀνταῖος (Antaios), which is derived from Greek ἀνταῖος (antaios) meaning "(right) opposite, opposed to, set over against". In turn, it is ultimately derived from the Greek verb ἀντάω (antaō) meaning "to come opposite (to), to meet face to face, to meet (with)". Also compare Greek ἄντα (anta) meaning "over against, face to face". In Greek mythology, Antaeus was the son of GAIA and POSEIDON.