\ ˈōrənt \
variants: or orante \ ōˈran‧(ˌ)tē \
plural -s

Definition of orant

1 : a female figure in the posture of prayer in ancient Greek art
2 : a usually female figure standing with outstretched arms as if in prayer used in early Christian art as a symbol of the faithful dead

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History and Etymology for orant

orant from Medieval Latin or New Latin orant-, orans, from Latin, present participle of orare to pray; orante from Italian, from Medieval Latin or New Latin orant-, orans

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“Orant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orant. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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