Ave Maria

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A·ve Ma·ri·a

 (ä′vā mə-rē′ə)
n. Roman Catholic Church

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin Avē Maria.]

Ave Maria

(məˈriːə)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) another name for Hail Mary
[C14: from Medieval Latin: hail, Mary!]

A•ve Ma•ri•a

(ˈɑ veɪ məˈri ə)
n.
a prayer based on the salutation of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary and the words of Elizabeth to her, meaning “Hail Mary.”
Also called Hail Mary.
[1200–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin; see ave]

ave Maria

A Latin phrase meaning hail Mary, the opening words of a prayer to the Virgin Mary.
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Noun1.ave Maria - a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to herAve Maria - a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her
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Para cautelar los inconvenientes que puede haber en que el Negrito Sacristan salga fuera de manana para tocar a las Ave Marias, y de noche a las Animas, se hara una escalera para las Campanas en el aposento del Rincon con una tribuna para la Iglesia.
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