mater dolorosa

Latin noun phrase

ma·​ter do·​lo·​ro·​sa ˈmä-ter-ˌdō-lō-ˈrō-sä How to pronounce mater dolorosa (audio)
: sorrowful mother
used especially for depictions of the Virgin Mary grieving over her dead son

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“Mater dolorosa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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