Pronunciation: (ôr'unt, ōr'-), [key]
—n. 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•tePronunciation: (ô-ran'tē, ō-ran'-), [key] orans.
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