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iconostasis

[ ahy-kuh-nos-tuh-sis ]
/ 藢a瑟 k蓹藞n蓲s t蓹 s瑟s /
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noun, plural i路co路nos路ta路ses [ahy-kuh-nos-tuh-seez]. /藢a瑟 k蓹藞n蓲s t蓹藢siz/. Eastern Church.
a partition or screen on which icons are placed, separating the sanctuary from the main part of the church.
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Also i路con路o路stas [ahy-kon-uh-stas]. /a瑟藞k蓲n 蓹藢st忙s/.

Origin of iconostasis

From Medieval Greek, dating back to 1825鈥35; see origin at icono-, stasis
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British Dictionary definitions for iconostasis

iconostasis

iconostas (a瑟藞k蓲n蓹藢st忙s)

/ (藢a瑟k蓹蕣藞n蓲st蓹s瑟s) /

noun plural iconostases (藢a瑟k蓹蕣藞n蓲st蓹藢si藧z, a瑟藞k蓲n蓹藢st忙s瑟z)
Eastern Churches a screen with doors and icons set in tiers, which separates the bema (sanctuary) from the nave

Word Origin for iconostasis

C19: Church Latin, from Late Greek eikonostasion shrine, literally: area where images are placed, from icono- + histanai to stand
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