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rere·dos(rîr′dŏs′, rîr′ĭ-, rĕr′ĭ-)
1. A decorative screen or facing on the wall at the back of an altar.
2. The back of an open hearth of a fireplace.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from areredos : arere, behind (Latin ad-, ad- + Latin retrō, backward; see re- in Indo-European roots) + dos, back (from Latin dorsum).]
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a screen or wall decoration at the back of an altar, in the form of a hanging, tapestry, painting, or piece of metalwork or sculpture
2. (Furniture) another word for fireback1
[C14: from Old French areredos, from arere behind + dos back, from Latin dorsum]
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rere•dos(ˈrɪər dɒs, ˈrɪər ɪ-, ˈrɛər ɪ-)
a screen or a decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church.
[1325–75; Middle English, alter. of Anglo-French areredos= Middle French arere behind (see arrear) + dos back (< Latin dorsum)]
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|Noun||1.||reredos - a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table|
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
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reredos[ˈrɪədɒs] N (reredoses (pl)) → retablo m
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n → Retabel nt
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reredos[ˈrɪədɒs] n (Art) → dossale m
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