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 Stābat Māter (dolōrōsa) the Mother was standing (full of sorrow), the first words of the hymn Latin stābat third person sing. imperfect tense of stāre to stand Medieval Latin Māter Mother (of God)
(plural stabat maters)
Latin The mother was standing (the first words of the hymn)