Mater



[mey-ter] /ˈmeɪ tər/

noun, plural maters, matres
[mey-treez] /ˈmeɪ triz/ (Show IPA)
1.
British Informal. 1 .
2.
the backing holding the movable parts of an astrolabe.
[mah-ter doh-loh-roh-sah; English mey-ter doh-luh-roh-suh] /ˈmɑ tɛr ˌdoʊ loʊˈroʊ sɑ; English ˈmeɪ tər ˌdoʊ ləˈroʊ sə/
noun, Latin.
1.
the sorrowful mother.
2.
(initial capital letters) the mother of Christ sorrowing for her son.
/ˈmeɪtə/
noun
1.
(Brit, public school slang, often facetious) a word for mother1
/ˈmɑːtə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə/
noun
1.
the Virgin Mary sorrowing for the dead Christ, esp as depicted in art

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