The definition of an iconostasis is a screen decorated with icons that divides the sanctuary of a church from other areas.
An example of an iconostasis is the wall of images that is found in very traditional churches.
a partition or screen, decorated with icons, separating the sanctuary from the rest of the church
Origin of iconostasisModGr(Ec) eikonostasis ; from Classical Greek eik?n, an image + stasis, a standing ; from histanai, to stand
The screen decorated with icons that divides the sanctuary from the nave of an Eastern Orthodox church.
Origin of iconostasisFrom Medieval Greek eikonostasion, shrine : eikono-, icono- + Greek stasis, a standing; see st&amacron;- in Indo-European roots.