noun, pie· often capitalized \ˌpē-(ˌ)ā-ˈtä, pyā-\

Definition of PIETÀ

:  a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Christ

Origin of PIETÀ

Italian, literally, pity, from Latin pietat-, pietas
First Known Use: 1644


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