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mater dolorosa

[mah-ter doh-loh-roh-sah; English mey-ter doh-luh-roh-suh] /ˈmɑ tɛr ˌdoʊ loʊˈroʊ sɑ; English ˈmeɪ tər ˌdoʊ ləˈroʊ sə/
Latin.
1.
the sorrowful mother.
2.
(initial capital letters) the mother of Christ sorrowing for her son.
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mater dolorosa

/ˈmɑːtə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə/
noun
1.
the Virgin Mary sorrowing for the dead Christ, esp as depicted in art
Word Origin
Latin: sorrowful mother
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