Origin of Ave Maria
Examples from the Web for ave maria
But as he spoke the bells of the villages around toned forth the Ave-Maria.
The village bells sound the Ave-Maria, but the sacred notes arrest her not—the evening prayer is forgotten in the thirst for gold.
His body is interred at the Cordeliers, and his heart deposited at the Ave-Maria.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
Word Origin for Ave Maria
modified form of the angelic salutation to the Virgin (Luke i:28) used as a devotional recitation, early 13c., from the opening words ("Ave [Maria] gratia plena").