a narrow, upright frame with a lower ledge for kneeling on at prayer and an upper ledge, as for a book
Origin of prie-dieuFrench from prier, to pray + Dieu, God
nounpl. prie-dieus, or prie-dieux
- A narrow, desklike kneeling bench with space above for a book or the elbows, for use by a person at prayer.
- An armless, upholstered chair with a high straight back and a low seat.
Origin of prie-dieuFrench prie-Dieu prier to pray ( from Old French) ( from Latin precārī ; see pray . ) Dieu God ( from Old French; see adieu . )
French, literally "pray God".
(plural prie-dieus or prie-dieux)