mater dolorosa

[ mah-ter -doh-loh-roh-sah; English mey-ter -doh-luh-roh-suh ]
/ ˈmɑ tɛr ˌdoʊ loʊˈroʊ sɑ; English ˈmeɪ tər ˌdoʊ ləˈroʊ sə /

noun Latin.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for mater dolorosa

mater dolorosa
/ (ˈmɑːtə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə) /

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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