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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": 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 2013 short film written and directed by Alexandros Tsantilas.
  3. "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)
  4. "Pieta" is a 1998 short film directed by Bruce Baillie.


Pieta is a fictional character from the 1998 film Paljas.

Phrases with Pieta

  1. Diamesa pieta
  2. species Diamesa pieta

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pieta

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Google previewHand-book Or New Guide to Naples, Sicily, and the Environs, Carefully Compiled and Enl. According to Galanti and Mrs. Power ... (1853)

In Two Parts, with Five Geographical Maps by Luigi Piale

The Monte di Pieta is a fine building by the ...

Google previewThe Nautilus (1906)

pieta is a much darker brown, with the white patches much more conspicuous, being larger and more numerous often in wide longitudinal lines from end to end of the shell, but broken at the suture, or often massed on the suture so ...

Google previewHow to Visit the Great Picture Galleries (1911)

by Esther Singleton

The Pieta is a work of the same period. " The dead Saviour lies in the lap of the Virgin, supported by the head on the shoulders of Joseph, by the feet on the knees of the Magdalen, whilst St. John the Evangelist looks up in prayer to ...

Google previewMove Over Manic Depression (2007)

by A. Brocklesby

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

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 previewe-Study Guide for: Adventures in the Human Spirit by Philip E. Bishop, ISBN 9780205765379 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

The Pieta is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. As such, it is a particular form of the Lamentation of Christ, a scene from the Passion of Christ found in cycles of the ...

Google previewThe Lord's Prayer (2002)

A Survey Theological and Literary by Nicholas Ayo

The pieta is a tender and human symbol of our mortal life in the arms of God, whom we pray to hold us up from falling and to deliver us from every evil. Just as the thou-petitions yield the image of the Trinity with a little accommodation of the text ...

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 previewGrove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1904)

by Sir George Grove

The Conservatori of Venice arose out of the school founded by another Fleming, Willaert, at the same date with that of Naples, and were also four in number : — L' Ospedale della Pieta, Dei Mendicanti, Degl' Incurabili, L' Ospedaletto de' SS.

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 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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