prie-dieu

noun \ (ˌ)prē-ˈdyər , (ˌ)prē-ˈdyə , prē-ˈdyœ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of prie-dieu

plural prie-dieux play \-ˈdyər(z), -ˈdyə(z), -ˈdyœ(z)\
1 :a kneeling bench designed for use by a person at prayer and fitted with a raised shelf on which the elbows or a book may be rested
2 :a low armless upholstered chair with a high straight back

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Origin and Etymology of prie-dieu

French, literally, pray God


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