[ awr-uhnt, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr ənt, ˈoʊr- /
noun Fine Arts.
a representation of a female figure, with outstretched arms and palms up in a gesture of prayer, in ancient and early Christian art.
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Also o·ran·te [aw-ran-tee, oh-ran-], /ɔˈræn ti, oʊˈræn-/, orans.
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