gisant

noun

gi·​sant
zhēzäⁿ
plural gisants
-äⁿ(z)
: a recumbent sculpture of a deceased person shown usually with arms crossed over the chest

Word History

Etymology

French, from present participle of gésir to lie, lie flat, from Latin jacēre to lie

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“Gisant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gisant. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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