Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An image or figure of the Virgin Mary holding and mourning over the dead body of Jesus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Italian art, painting or sculpture, a composition which represents the Madonna seated and bearing in her arms or on her knees the dead body of Christ. The most famous example is the Pietà of Michelangelo in the Capella della Febbre at St. Peter's, Rome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Fine Arts) A representation of the dead Christ, attended by the Virgin Mary or by holy women and angels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a representation of the Virgin Mary 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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From Italian pietà.

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