[pahy-i-tas] /ˈpaɪ ɪˌtæs/
the ancient Roman personification of familial affection, patriotism, and piety.
[pee-ey-tah, pyey-tah, pee-ey-tuh, pyey-] /ˌpi eɪˈtɑ, pyeɪˈtɑ, piˈeɪ tə, ˈpyeɪ-/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Fine Arts.
a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ, usually shown held on her lap.
a sculpture, painting, or drawing of the dead Christ, supported by the Virgin Mary
“Virgin holding the dead body of Christ,” 1640s, from Italian pieta, from Latin pietatem (see piety).
Pietà [(pyay-tah; pee-ay-tah)]
A painting, drawing, or sculpture of Mary, the mother of Jesus, holding the dead body of Jesus. The word means “pity” in Italian. (See photo, next page.)
Note: The most famous of four Pietàs by Michelangelo is a sculpture at Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
[pig-pen] /ˈpɪgˌpɛn/ noun 1. a for keeping . 2. a filthy or untidy place: This kitchen is a pigpen. /ˈpɪɡˌpɛn/ noun (US & Canadian) 1. a pen for pigs; sty 2. a dirty or untidy place noun (also pigsty) Any filthy, littered place: His room’s a pigpen (1872+; 1820+ pigsty)
[pigz] /pɪgz/ noun 1. Bay of. . [pig] /pɪg/ noun 1. a young swine of either sex, especially a domestic hog, Sus scrofa, weighing less than 120 pounds (220 kg) 2. any wild or domestic swine. 3. the flesh of swine; pork. 4. Informal. a person of piggish character, behavior, or habits, as one who […]
plural noun, singular pig in a blanket. 1. frankfurters or small sausages wrapped in dough and baked or broiled. 2. oysters, chicken livers, etc., wrapped in bacon, skewered, and broiled or sautéed.
[pig-skin] /ˈpɪgˌskɪn/ noun 1. the of a . 2. leather made from it. 3. Informal. a saddle. 4. Informal. a football. /ˈpɪɡˌskɪn/ noun 1. the skin of the domestic pig 2. leather made of this skin 3. (US & Canadian, informal) a football adjective 4. made of pigskin n. “saddle leather,” 1855, from pig (n.) […]