Definitions

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  • n. A hymn, sung in Latin, telling of the sorrow of the Virgin Mary at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; the music for this hymn

Etymologies

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Latin The mother was standing (the first words of the hymn)

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  • Musical, yes--but it always sounds so matricidal to me.

    October 10, 2007