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Definition of the noun pieta

What does pieta mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • pieta: pietas
  • Pieta: Pietas

  1. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: representation = a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something


  1. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.
  2. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is an artwork by Titian, completed in (440 years ago).
  3. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino, executed around 1483-1493, and housed in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
    • begun in and completed in (522 years ago)
  4. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden dating from about 1441 held in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. There are number of workshop versions and copies, notably in the National Gallery, London, in the Prado, Madrid, and in the Manzoni Collection, Naples. Infra-red and X-radiograph evidence suggest that the Brussels version was painted by van der Weyden himself, not necessarily excluding the help of workshop assistants. Dendrochronological analysis gives a felling date of 1431 for the oak panel backing, supporting the dating of the painting to around 1441.
    • completed in (574 years ago)
    • media: oil paint
  5. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by Spanish artist El Greco.
    • also known as Lamentation of Christ
    • begun in and completed in (445 years ago)
    • media: tempera, panel
    • genres: History painting, Religious image
    • subjects: Pietà, Lamentation of Christ
  6. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a painting by Spanish artist José Ribera.
    • completed in (378 years ago)
    • media: oil paint
    • artist: Jusepe de Ribera
    • genres: Religious image, History painting
  7. "Pieta" is an artwork by Massimiliano Soldani, begun in and completed in (215 years ago).
  8. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is an artwork by Filippo Parodi.
  9. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is an artwork by Fra Bartolomeo.
  10. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is an artwork by Peter Eugene Ball.
  11. "Pieta" is an artwork by Cosimo Tura.
  12. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is an artwork by Hans Thoma.


"Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietà" is a book by Elwin Volk.


  1. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietá" is an award-nominated musical album of Milton Nascimento.
    • award: - Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album nomination for Milton Nascimento
  2. "Pieta" is a musical EP of Dead Voices on Air.
    • released on
  3. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Piéta" is a composition.
  4. "Pieta" a.k.a. "Pietá" is a song that was nominated for Best Brazilian Song in the 2003 Latin Grammys.


  1. "Pieta": Pietà is a 2012 South Korean film. The 18th feature written and directed by Kim Ki-duk, it depicts the mysterious relationship between a brutal man who works for loan sharks and a middle-aged woman who claims that she is his mother, mixing Christian symbolism and highly sexual content.
  2. Pieta is a television daytime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN from October 27, 2008 to May 1, 2009.
  3. "Pieta" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Alexandros Tsantilas.
  4. "Pieta" is a 1987 Australian TV movie about a woman who commits murder. It was also known as Shadowplay.
    • country: Australia
    • language: English Language
    • director: Monique Schwarz
    • genre: Drama
    • released on (26 years ago)
  5. "Pieta" is a 1998 short film directed by Bruce Baillie.


Who is Pieta?

Pieta a.k.a. Pietie Coetzee is a field hockey player from South Africa who was born in Bloemfontein. Nicknamed Pieta. she studied at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and represented her country at the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

There are other people with Pieta in their name, like Pieta Brown.


Pieta is a fictional character from the 1998 film Paljas.


  1. Pieta a.k.a. Pietà: Tal-Pietà is a small town located on the outskirts of Valletta, the capital city of Malta. Tal-Pietà is the suburb next-closest to the capital after Floriana and Msida. Its name is derived from Italian and signifies "Mercy".
  2. Pieta a.k.a. Pieta, California: Pieta is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located near the mouth of Pieta Creek 5 miles southeast of Hopland, at an elevation of 476 feet.


  1. Pieta a.k.a. Pietà is a Japanese josei yuri manga by Nanae Haruno. It was originally serialized in the manga magazine Young You, published by Shueisha. The chapters were collected into two tankōbon volumes, the first released on April 19, 2000 and the second on May 19, 2000. The second volume also contains a sequel short story, "A Week at the Beach," showing the main characters at a later time.
  2. Pieta a.k.a. The Pietà or Sexta Angustia is a work of Baroque sculpture by Gregorio Fernández, housed in the National Museum of Sculpture in Valladolid, Spain. The statue was commissioned by the Illustrious Penitential Brotherhood of Our Lady of Anguish. It is one of the best known of the five sculptures of the same theme by the artist.

Phrases with Pieta

  1. Diamesa pieta
  2. species Diamesa pieta

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pieta

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Google previewThe Romantic Syndrome (1973)

Toward a New Method in Cultural Anthropology and History of Ideas by W.T. Jones

Cosimo Tura's Pieta is a much more animated painting; there is a great deal of nervous movement in the drapery of the figures (in contrast to Masaccio's heavy, simplified treatment) and a great deal of busy gesticulating. Nevertheless, though ...

Google previewMove Over Manic Depression (2007)

by A. Brocklesby

The pieta is a lovely statue in many churches. It is hell ...

Google previewThe Chess Club (1895)

by Lord Ernest Hamilton

But the Pieta is a name very loosely applied ...

Google previewHow Language, Ritual and Sacraments Work (2005)

According to John Austin, Jürgen Habermas and Louis-Marie Chauvet by Mervyn Duffy

The Pieta is a cultural icon, a symbol, and like all symbols it draws on other symbols. It evokes images of motherhood ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture (2010)

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

' P/ETA PIETA. The Italian word Pieta translates to “pity” or “compassion” and denotes a scene in art that depicts the Virgin Mary supporting the dead body of Christ and mourning over it. Notable Baroque examples of the subject include ...

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (2002)

by Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil

Pieta (pyay-taH; pee-ay-taH) A painting, drawing, or sculpture of Mary, the mother of Jesus, holding the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé

Pieta Left: wood-cut (13th century) Right: Pieta by Michelangelo (1493). ... Pieta Subject in art representing the Virgin Mary supporting the body of the dead Christ after the deposition. It originated in northern Europe in the 14th century ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign (1889)

With Illustrations and Woodcuts by Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse

The Pieta at San Giovanni in Bragola, was founded in the year 1348, by Fra Pierazzo d'Assissi as a succursal to the Foundling Hospital at San Francesco della Vigna. After the death of Pierazzo both hospitals were united at San Giovanni, and ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1916)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

PIETA. See. Pawivrmorums. MONTEFIOBE: Anglo-Jewish family which derivesits name from a town in Italy. In 1856 there were three towns so named in the Pontifical States, but from which of the three the family came is not definitely known.

Google previewDictionary of Painters and Engravers (1889)

Biographical and Critical by Michael Bryan

Maria Calchera, and a ' Nativity ' and a ' Pieta ' in St. Guiseppe. Also : Berlin. Gallery. Madonna with Saints and Angels. „ „ Judith. „ „ A Pieta. Brescia.

Google previewPolitical dictionary (1846)

forming a work of universal reference, both constitutional and legal; and embracing the terms of civil administration, of political economy and social relations, and of all the more important statistical departments of finance and commerce

MONT DE PIE'TE' ( MONTE DI PIETA', in Italian), a benevolent institution which originated in Italy in the fifteenth century, the object of which was to lend money to necessitous people at a moderate interest. The Jews, who were the ...

Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2013)

An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon

PIETA. A general term applied to representations of the dead Christ in art. The Blessed Virgin is usually included. Among the masters who have represented the Pieta, the best known are Bellini, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Diirer, Fra Angelico, ...

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Small photo of VATICAN - APRIL 24: Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica on April 24, 2012 in Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Basilica one of the largest Christian church in world.Small photo of ROME-SEP 29: Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Cathedral on SEP 29, 2010. More than four million pilgrims and tourists visit the Vatican each year.Small photo of Michaelangelo marble sculpture of the Pieta in st. Peter's Cathedral (Rome)Small photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 24 2014: Pieta of Michelangelo in the Basilica of St. Peter on MARCH 24 2014 in Rome in ItalySmall photo of Grave pieta scene with death Jesus Christ. Religious art. Vysehrad Slavin Cemetery, Prague, Czech RepublicSmall photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 07: Pieta by Michelangelo in Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican on March 07, 2011 in Rome, ItalySmall photo of pieta More...

Scrabble value of P3I1E1T1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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