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Throne, n. Etym: [oe. trone, f. trône, l. thronus, gr. dharansa Supporting, dhrs to hold fast, carry, and e. firm, a.]
1. A chair of state, commonly a royal seat, but sometimes the seat of
a prince, bishop, or other high dignitary.
The noble king is set up in his throne. Chaucer.
High on a throne of royal state. Milton.
2. Hence, sovereign power and dignity; also, the one who occupies a
throne, or is invested with sovereign authority; an exalted or
Only in the throne will I be greater than thou. Genesis 41:40.
To mold a mighty state's decrees, and shape the whisper of the throne. Tennyson.
Defn: a high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy.
Great sire! Whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing. Young.
Throne, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Throned; p. pr. & vb. n. Throning.]
1. To place on a royal seat; to enthrone. Shak.
2. To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion
to; to exalt.
True image of the father, whether throned in the bosom of bliss, and Light of Light. Milton.
Throne, v. i.
Defn: to be in, or sit upon, a throne;
to be placed as if upon a throne. Shak.
---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Throne - (Heb. kiss'e ), a royal chair or seat of dignity (Deuteronomy 17:18; 2 Samuel 7:13; Psalms 45:6); an elevated seat with a canopy and hangings, which cover it. It denotes the seat of the high priest in 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 4:13, and of a provincial governor in Nehemiah 3:7 and Psalms 122:5. The throne of Solomon is described at length in 1 Kings 10:18.
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