pietà

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

Definition of pietà 

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

First Known Use of pietà

circa 1660, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pietà

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

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