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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

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 previewExit (2011)

Endings and New Beginnings in Literature and Life by Stefan Helgesson

Fr Pieta is a Catholic priest, but ...

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 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, ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

pieta 757 pieta (py-ay-ta) noun An a painting or a.

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopaedia of World History

Kassel Gallery ; photo, Manselt Avignon Pieta, now in the Louvre — to ...

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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 ROME, ITALY - MARCH 24 2014: Pieta of Michelangelo in the Basilica of St. Peter on MARCH 24 2014 in Rome in ItalySmall photo of Michaelangelo marble sculpture of the Pieta in st. Peter's Cathedral (Rome)Small photo of Grave pieta scene with death Jesus Christ. Religious art. Vysehrad Slavin Cemetery, Prague, Czech RepublicSmall photo of Jesus Christ - grave pieta scene with St. Mary. Religious art.Small photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 07: Pieta by Michelangelo in Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican on March 07, 2011 in Rome, Italy 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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