Prie-dieu Definition

A narrow, upright frame with a lower ledge for kneeling on at prayer and an upper ledge, as for a book.
Webster's New World
An armless, upholstered chair with a high straight back and a low seat.
American Heritage

Origin of Prie-dieu

  • French prie-Dieu prier to pray (from Old French) (from Latin precārī pray) Dieu God (from Old French adieu)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French prie-Dieu, from prie (“pray") + Dieu (“God").

    From Wiktionary

  • French, literally "pray God".

    From Wiktionary

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