Definition of mater dolorosa in English:

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mater dolorosa

Pronunciation: /ˈmātər ˌdōləˈrōsə/ /ˈmätər/ /ˌdäl-/
The Virgin Mary sorrowing for the death of Jesus Christ, especially as a representation in art.


From medieval Latin, 'sorrowful mother'.

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Syllabification: ma·ter do·lo·ro·sa

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