stabat mater

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin stabat mater (the mother was standing) (the first words of the hymn)

Noun[edit]

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stabat mater (plural stabat maters)

  1. (music) A hymn, sung in Latin, telling of the sorrow of the Virgin Mary at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; the music for this hymn