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deesis

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

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