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Definition of the noun Deesis
What does Deesis mean as a name of something?
- [rhetoric] A calling to witness.
- synonym: adjuration
- [rhetoric] The vehement expression of desire put in terms of "for someone's sake" or "for God's sake."
Deesis: In Byzantine art, and later Eastern Orthodox art generally, the Deësis or Deisis, is a traditional iconic representation of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator: enthroned, carrying a book, and flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, and sometimes other saints and angels. Mary and John, and any other figures, are shown facing towards Christ with their hands raised in supplication on behalf of humanity.
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Medieval Art (1996)
A Topical Dictionary by Leslie Ross
Deesis is a Greek term for "supplication." It refers to the image of *Christ enthroned or standing, flanked by the figures of the Virgin *Mary and Saint *John the Baptist who intercede for humankind. The image is frequently found as the focal point ...
Franciscans at Prayer (2007)
by Timothy Johnson
the Deesis is a compelling [ QUANTz] # * Q - === Q A Altar of. 43 After Elias's disgrace and ouster from the order ...
by Preston N. Tolliver
Deesis is a prayer as a petition/request. Euche is a prayer as a wish expressed petition to God or in votive obligation [a vow]. Then, there is just calling on the name of the Lord; Father or Jesus help us, can undoubtedly be a sacred prayer.
by Solrunn Nes
The Greek word deesis means intercession. On the iconostasis, the row of intercessors is usually extended with the archangels Michael and Gabriel, the apostles Peter and Paul, the Church fathers Basil the Great and John Chrysostom and ...
Discovering Gurdjieff (2008)
by Dorothy Phillpotts
The word Deesis means prayer, and in the central group, which shows us the composition in its original form, we see the Virgin and St John the Baptist meditating on behalf of humanity at the throne of Christ. In its extended form, as we see ...
by Gregory T. Howard
Study Summary: Deesis is a close relative of Optatio. Appeal: Pathos, Ethos Dehortatio (Di:-hour-ta-ti:-ou): A statement meant to discourage. Demonstratio: A vivid description. A synonym of Enargia.
by John H. Rosser
DEESIS. Greek for “entreaty,” referring to an image of intercession in Byzantine art. This can include the image of a donor presenting a gift, but typically it is an image of the Theotokos and John the Baptist in poses of intercession on either side ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
DEESIS—-DEFAUL'1'. DEESlS, ii. dé-é'sis [Gr. deésia, a supplication]; an invocation; a supplication. DEFACE. v. dé-fiis' [OF. desfacer, to efiace, to rase~ from F. des, and face—from L. dis, apart, away; faciée, the face: F. dejaire. to undo]: to ...
by TruthBeTold Ministry, Robert Jamieson, Andrew Robert Fausset, David Brown
"Prayer," proseuchee, for obtaining blessings f, implying devotion; "supplication," deesis, for averting evil. "Prayer" the general term; "supplication" with imploring earnestnessf (implying the suppliant's sense of need); enteuxis, intercession f for ...
by by Gerald O’Collins, SJ, and Edward G. Farrugia, SJ
The deesis (Gr. “prayer”), acommon iconographic composition at thecenter oftheiconostasis, shows the Motherof God and St. John the Forerunner(as John the Baptist is frequently called in the East) interceding with Christ, who isportrayed as ...
The rhymers' lexicon (1971)
by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury
anaesthesis anamnesis anthesis aposiopesis catachresis deesis diaporesis diegesis diesis erotesis exegesis hyperœsthesis mathesis mimesis ochlesis paracentesis perichoresis. 416 sage] E as in Metre.
by Christopher Bird
or to decapitate someone decubitis - One's position or posture while sleeping deesis - A speech or request made to a supreme being defalcation - Misappropriation of funds by the person or group entrusted with them defecalgesiophobia - A ...
by Joseph T Shipley,
deesis. See Ecphonesis. definition. A statement of the connotation or intension of a term, for the purpose of clarifying discourse and avoiding relevant ambiguity. The traditional requirements of a good definition—that the defining ...
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- Deesis Mosaic
Painted copy of the Deesis Mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. Metropoloitan Museum of Art, New York. Christ (centre) with the Virgin Mary ( L) and John the Baptist (R)
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- Deesis Mosaic
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- Mosaic of the Deesis
It shows Christ between the Holy Virgin and John the Baptist.
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Scrabble value of D2E1E1S1I1S1
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