[pree-dyoo; French pree-dyœ]
noun, plural prie-dieus, prie-dieux [pree-dyooz; French pree-dyœ] .
a piece of furniture for kneeling on during prayer, having a rest above, as for a book.

1750–60; < French: literally, pray God Unabridged
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prie-dieu (priːˈdjɜː)
a piece of furniture consisting of a low surface for kneeling upon and a narrow front surmounted by a rest for the elbows or for books, for use when praying
[C18: from French, from prier to pray + Dieu God]

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