orans

[ awr-anz, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr ænz, ˈoʊr- /

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

Definition for orantes (2 of 2)

orant

[ 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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