[ dee-ee-sis ]

noun,plural de·e·ses [dee-ee-seez]. /diˈi siz/.
  1. a representation in Byzantine art of Christ enthroned and flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, often found on an iconostasis.

Origin of deesis

<Greek déēsis entreaty, equivalent to deē-, variant stem of déesthai to beg + -sis-sis

Words Nearby deesis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023