Definition of mater dolorosa in English:

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mater dolorosa

Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːtə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə/
/ˌmeɪtə/
The Virgin Mary sorrowing for the death of Christ, especially as a representation in art.

Origin

From medieval Latin, 'sorrowful mother'.

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