prie-dieu

[pree-dyoo; French pree-dyœ]
noun, plural prie-dieus, prie-dieux [pree-dyoo z; French pree-dyœ] /ˈpriˈdyʊz; French priˈdyœ/,
  1. a piece of furniture for kneeling on during prayer, having a rest above, as for a book.

Origin of prie-dieu

1750–60; < French: literally, pray God
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prie-dieu

noun
  1. a piece of furniture consisting of a low surface for kneeling upon and a narrow front surmounted by a rest for the elbows or for books, for use when praying

Word Origin for prie-dieu

C18: from French, from prier to pray + Dieu God
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