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mater dolorosa

[mah-ter doh-loh-roh-sah; English mey-ter doh-luh-roh-suh]
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noun Latin.
  1. the sorrowful mother.
  2. (initial capital letters) the mother of Christ sorrowing for her son.
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British Dictionary definitions for mater dolorosa

mater dolorosa

  1. the Virgin Mary sorrowing for the dead Christ, esp as depicted in art
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Word Origin

Latin: sorrowful mother
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