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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A painting or sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding and mourning over the dead body of Jesus.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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