virgo lactans

Latin noun phrase

vir·​go lac·​tans ˈvir-ˌgō-ˈläk-täns How to pronounce virgo lactans (audio)
: nursing virgin
used for depictions of the Virgin Mary nursing the infant Jesus

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“Virgo lactans.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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