Stabat MaterSta·bat Ma·ter
- a Latin hymn about the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the crucifixion of Jesus
- any musical setting of this hymn
Origin of Stabat MaterML, literally , the mother was standing (the opening words of the text)
- A medieval Latin hymn on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion.
- A musical setting for this hymn.
Origin of Stabat MaterFrom Medieval Latin Stabat Mater (dol&omacron;r&omacron;sa), the Mother was standing (full of sorrow), the first words of the hymn : Latin stabat, third person sing. imperfect tense of stare, to stand + Medieval Latin Mater, Mother (of God).
(plural stabat maters)
Latin The mother was standing (the first words of the hymn)