[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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A massive bronze ring has the bezel engraved with the figure of an orante; on the hoop is also a sigillum engraved with a cross.Finger-Ring Lore
The back has an Orante or Virgin in the centre, and male figures at the ends, with S-shaped striations between.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
Quæ statim mortua est; sed paulò pòst, orante Taurino ac jubente ut resurgeret, in nomine Domini resuscitata est.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)