deesis

[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
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