iconostasis[ī′kə näs′tə sis]
- 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.
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 stā- in Indo-European roots.