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.]
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Ave Maria

(Roman Catholic Church) another name for Hail Mary
[C14: from Medieval Latin: hail, Mary!]
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A•ve Ma•ri•a

(ˈɑ veɪ məˈri ə)
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]
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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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have I not taught thee thy credo, thy pater, and thine Ave Maria? Did I not spend the whole night in drinking to thee, and in expounding of mysteries?''
Then, again, from time to time, this mass of sublime noises opens and gives passage to the beats of the Ave Maria, which bursts forth and sparkles like an aigrette of stars.
On approaching the house of a stranger, it is usual to follow several little points of etiquette: riding up slowly to the door, the salutation of Ave Maria is given, and until somebody comes out and asks you to alight, it is not customary even to get off your horse: the formal answer of the owner is, "sin pecado concebida" -- that is, conceived without sin.
Ave Maria ," and he repeated several prayers that I did not heed.
Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc., headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, and the manager of the Ave Maria Mutual Funds, has announced that Adam P.
The bride's grandmother, the Philippines' acknowledged Queen of Kundiman Sylvia la Torre sang a beautiful rendition of "Ave Maria" during the wedding.
As large parts of the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris get devastated in the massive fire, a touching video of onlookers singing 'Ave Maria' has emerged.
One moving video showed people gathering and singing the classic hymn 'Ave Maria' around the cathedral to honor it.
"Ave Maria," "Bridal March," "Wedding March," "Recessional" and "Wedding Processional" all provide pianists a much-appreciated relief from the standard wedding repertoire.
--Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (5/5/18), from her Ave Maria University commencement address (https://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/prepared-remarks-us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-ave-maria-universitys-2018-spring-commencement)
While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ave Maria School of Law International Law Journal and Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta.