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pietà

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

Definition of pietà

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



Origin and Etymology of pietà

Italian, literally, pity, from Latin pietat-, pietas


First Known Use: 1644


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