[awr-uh nt, ohr-]
- a representation of a female figure, with outstretched arms and palms up in a gesture of prayer, in ancient and early Christian art.
Also o·ran·te [aw-ran-tee, oh-ran-] /ɔˈræn ti, oʊˈræn-/, orans.
Origin of orant
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Calig´orant, an Egyptian giant and cannibal, who used to entrap travellers with an invisible net.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.