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pie·tà

also Pie·tà  (pyā-tä′)
n.
An image or figure of the Virgin Mary holding and mourning over the dead body of Jesus.

[Italian, pity, pietà, from Latin pietās; see piety.]
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pietà

(pɪɛˈtɑː)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a sculpture, painting, or drawing of the dead Christ, supported by the Virgin Mary
[Italian: pity, from Latin pietās piety]
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Pie•tà

(ˌpi eɪˈtɑ, pyeɪˈtɑ)

n., pl. -tàs. (sometimes l.c.)
a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, usu. shown held on her lap.
[1635–45; < Italian: literally, pity < Latin pietās piety]
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pietà

A representation of Mary with the body of Jesus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pietà - a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesuspieta - a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
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Translations

pietà

nPieta f, → Pietà f
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