Definition of mater dolorosa in English:

mater dolorosa

proper noun

  • The Virgin Mary sorrowing for the death of Christ, especially as a representation in art.

Origin

From medieval Latin, ‘sorrowful mother’.

Pronunciation

mater dolorosa

/ˌmeɪtə//ˌmɑːtə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə/