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[French zhee-zahn] /French ʒiˈzɑ̃/
noun, plural gisants
[French zhee-zahn] /French ʒiˈzɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
a sculptured representation of a dead person in a recumbent position, usually as part of a sepulchral monument.
Origin of gisant
< French, noun use of present participle of gésir to lie ≪ Latin jacēre; see -ant Unabridged
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