noun De·e·sis \dēˈēsə̇s\

Definition of Deesis



  1. :  a tripartite icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church showing Christ usually enthroned between the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist

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Origin and Etymology of deesis

Greek deēsis entreaty, prayer, from dein to lack, miss, deisthai to beg — more at deuter-

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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