Origin of Madonna
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For those with a predilection for immaculately fine and delicate paintings by Botticelli, his Madonna of the Book will satisfy.
As well as weekly church services, Boyfriend—who shares a birthday with Madonna—went to a private, Christian school.
Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Madonna, Tom Hanks and Gwyneth Paltrow are among those who have eaten at 960 Madison Avenue.
While Madonna has had to reinvent herself every couple of years, Lennox has done the exact opposite.
He has also photographed Madonna in 1984 for her first international magazine cover, with pop magazine Number One.
Mr. Austin took off his hat before the tarnished Madonna, and crossed himself again.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
While her adored mother was to her as the blessed Madonna herself.Life on the Stage|Clara Morris
If the duchess resembled either personage in character, it was certainly not the Madonna.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
It is now some time since we left Mr. Blyth and Madonna in the studio.Hide and Seek|Wilkie Collins
We pray to God and the glorious Madonna that they will soon be restored.Lucretia Borgia|Ferdinand Gregorovius
Word Origin for Madonna
1580s, "Italian lady," from Italian madonna, from Old Italian ma donna (Italian mia donna) "my lady," from ma "my" + donna "lady," from Latin domina (see dame). Sense of "picture or statue of the Virgin Mary" is from 1640s. The U.S. singer/dancer (full name Madonna Louise Ciccone, b.1958) attained to pop stardom in fall 1984.
An American pop singer known for her many incarnations, ranging from an early “Material Girl” to a movie star (Evita) to a mother and wife. Many consider Madonna a promotional genius for her ability to reinvent herself.