[ awr-uhnt, ohr- ]

nounFine Arts.
  1. a representation of a female figure, with outstretched arms and palms up in a gesture of prayer, in ancient and early Christian art.

Origin of orant

1895–1900; <Medieval Latin ōrant- (stem of ōrāns), present participle of ōrāre to plead. See oration, -ant
  • Also o·ran·te [aw-ran-tee, oh-ran-], /ɔˈræn ti, oʊˈræn-/, orans.

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