Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Prie dieu / Prayer desk / Prayer-stool

Pronunciation: pree dyur

An individual kneeling bench with shelf.

A piece of furniture on which someone can pray, consisting of a cushioned area to kneel on, with a built-in ledge for books.

A prie-dieu is a type of prayer desk primarily intended for private devotional use, but also often found in churches of the European continent

Etymology: French: literally, "pray [to] God"


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