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[awr-anz, ohr-]
noun, plural o·ran·tes [aw-ran-teez, oh-ran-] /ɔˈræn tiz, oʊˈræn-/,
  1. orant.
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[awr-uh nt, ohr-]
noun Fine 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.
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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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Historical Examples

  • Two of them came on the 13th and Orantes on the 14th, when they actually fled.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5

    Robert Kerr