mater dolorosa

[mah-ter doh-loh-roh-sah; English mey-ter doh-luh-roh-suh]

noun Latin.

the sorrowful mother.
(initial capital letters) the mother of Christ sorrowing for her son.

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Related Words for mater dolorosa

madonna

British Dictionary definitions for mater dolorosa

mater dolorosa

noun

the Virgin Mary sorrowing for the dead Christ, esp as depicted in art

Word Origin for mater dolorosa

Latin: sorrowful mother
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