orant

noun \ˈōrənt\
variants: or

orante

\ōˈran‧(ˌ)tē\

Definition of orant

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a female figure in the posture of prayer in ancient Greek art

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at oration


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