- a similar tablet of wood or metal containing on one leaf the names of those among the living, and on the other those among the dead, for whom prayers and Masses are said.
- the lists of such persons.
- the intercession in the course of which these names were introduced.
Origin of diptych
Examples from the Web for diptych
Then he paired the pictures of past and present in diptych form.
"Quickening" introduces the second room of the exhibit and features a diptych of pregnant women, their faces also ravaged by time.
A diptych which belongs to the same shrine may also be mentioned.The Industrial Arts in Spain|Juan F. Riao
By various councils it was ordained that the name of the pope should always be inserted in the diptych list.
The illustration given here is from the diptych of the Consul Areobrudus, and belongs to the year 506 (Fig. 73).A History of Art for Beginners and Students|Clara Erskine Clement
A codex of two leaves was called a diptych; of three, a triptych, etc.Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley
This morning, he succeeded in giving the final details to a diptych whose appearance had heretofore not satisfied him.Very Woman|Remy de Gourmont