prie-dieu


prie–dieu

noun \(ˌ)prē-ˈdyə(r), prē-ˈdyœ\
plural prie–dieux \-ˈdyə(r)(z), -ˈdyœ(z)\

Definition of PRIE-DIEU

1
:  a kneeling bench designed for use by a person at prayer and fitted with a raised shelf on which the elbows or a book may be rested
2
:  a low armless upholstered chair with a high straight back

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Origin of PRIE-DIEU

French, literally, pray God
First Known Use: 1760

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