Meaning of Stabat Mater

Sta•bat Ma•ter

Pronunciation: (stä'bät mä'ter, stā'bat mā'tur), [key]
  1. (italics) a Latin hymn, composed in the 13th century, commemorating the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the Cross.
  2. a musical setting for this.
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