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iconostasis

[ahy-kuh-nos-tuh-sis] /ˌaɪ kəˈnɒs tə sɪs/
noun, plural iconostases
[ahy-kuh-nos-tuh-seez] /ˌaɪ kəˈnɒs təˌsiz/ (Show IPA).
Eastern Church
1.
a partition or screen on which icons are placed, separating the sanctuary from the main part of the church.
Also, iconostas
[ahy-kon-uh-stas] /aɪˈkɒn əˌstæs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Medieval Greek; see icono-, stasis
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British Dictionary definitions for iconostasis

iconostasis

/ˌaɪkəʊˈnɒstəsɪs/
noun (pl) iconostases (ˌaɪkəʊˈnɒstəˌsiːz; aɪˈkɒnəˌstæsɪz)
1.
(Eastern Churches) a screen with doors and icons set in tiers, which separates the bema (sanctuary) from the nave
Word Origin
C19: Church Latin, from Late Greek eikonostasion shrine, literally: area where images are placed, from icono- + histanai to stand
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