[ awr-anz, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr ænz, ˈoʊr- /

noun, plural o·ran·tes [aw-ran-teez, oh-ran-] /ɔˈræn tiz, oʊˈræn-/,

Nearby words

  1. orangewood,
  2. orangey,
  3. orangutan,
  4. orangy,
  5. oranian,
  6. orant,
  7. orante,
  8. orantes,
  9. oraria,
  10. orarion


[ awr-uh nt, 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.
Also o·ran·te [aw-ran-tee, oh-ran-] /ɔˈræn ti, oʊˈræn-/, orans.

Origin of orant

1895–1900; < Medieval Latin ōrant- (stem of ōrāns), present participle of ōrāre to plead. See oration, -ant

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