Definition of Stabat Mater in English:

Stabat Mater

Line breaks: Sta¦bat Mater
Pronunciation: /ˌstɑːbat ˈmɑːtə
 
, ˈsteɪbæt ˈmeɪtə
 
/

noun

  • A medieval Latin hymn on the suffering of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion.
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    • The concept of ‘God’ in Christianity is male, yet in the Stabat Mater and one other great religious text, the Magnificat, we find a unique feminine perspective.
    • ‘Stabat Mater’ is particularly associated with the Stations of the Cross.

Origin

from the opening words Stabat mater dolorosa 'Stood the mother, full of grief'.

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