Meaning of mater dolorosa*

ma•ter do•lo•ro•sa

Pronunciation: (mä'ter dō"lō-rō'sä Eng. mā't&schwar dō"l&schwa-rō's&schwa), [key]
— Latin. Latin.
  1. the sorrowful mother.
  2. (caps.) the mother of Christ sorrowing for her son.
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