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gisant

[French zhee-zahn]
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noun, plural gi·sants [French zhee-zahn] /French ʒiˈzɑ̃/.
  1. a sculptured representation of a dead person in a recumbent position, usually as part of a sepulchral monument.
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Origin of gisant

< French, noun use of present participle of gésir to lie ≪ Latin jacēre; see -ant
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Historical Examples

  • Underneath is the 'gisant,' or naked body, a little larger than life.

    The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria

    Eleanor E. Tremayne