Definition of mater dolorosa in English:

mater dolorosa

Line breaks: mater dol¦or|osa
Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːtə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə
, ˌmeɪtə/
  • The Virgin Mary sorrowing for the death of Christ, especially as a representation in art.


from medieval Latin, 'sorrowful mother'.

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