Deesis

noun

De·​e·​sis
dēˈēsə̇s
plural Deeses
-(ˌ)sēz
: a tripartite icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church showing Christ usually enthroned between the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist

Word History

Etymology

Greek deēsis entreaty, prayer, from dein to lack, miss, deisthai to beg

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“Deesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Deesis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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