iconostasis

noun
ico·nos·ta·sis | \ ˌī-kə-ˈnä-stə-səs , (ˌ)ī-ˈkä-nə-ˌstä-səs \
plural iconostases\ˌī-kə-ˈnä-stə-ˌsēz, (ˌ)ī-ˈkä-nə-ˌstä- \

Definition of iconostasis 

: a screen or partition with doors and tiers of icons that separates the bema from the nave in Eastern churches

First Known Use of iconostasis

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iconostasis

modification of Middle Greek eikonostasion, from Late Greek, shrine, from Greek eikono- + -stasion (from histanai to stand) — more at stand

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