mandorla (plural mandorlas)
- A vesica piscis-shaped aureola that surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art.
2005, Andreas Andreopoulos, Metamorphosis: The Transfiguration in Byzantine Theology and Iconography:
- In addition, the mandorla may be considered on a more primal level as an archetypically ritual shape that transcends conscious and intentional symbolism, thus falling under the category of the mandala.
mandorla f (plural mandorle)
- almond (fruit/nut)
- → Serbo-Croatian: mandula