Definition for pietas (2 of 2)
noun (sometimes lowercase) Fine Arts.
Examples from the Web for pietas
Blending with this notion of 'pietas,' we find the Platonic repudiation of sensuous and material life.The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. VI (of 8)|William Wordsworth
This pietas Tewkesburiensis still survives, as flowers are annually laid upon the site of the grave.Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury|H. J. L. J. Mass
See the following extract from the colloquy of Erasmus, Pietas puerilis, edition Argent.The Oxford Reformers|Frederic Seebohm
Pietas is Virgil's word for religion, as it had been Cicero's in his more exalted moments.The Religious Experience of the Roman People|W. Warde Fowler
Pietas has the religious note which the other words lack, loving dutifulness to gods and home and country.
British Dictionary definitions for pietas
Word Origin for pietà
Word Origin and History for pietas
"Virgin holding the dead body of Christ," 1640s, from Italian pieta, from Latin pietatem (see piety).