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Spanish Word of the Day: Dolorosa

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Dolorosa

La Semana Santa I

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 3/27/2015
Word: Dolorosa
(do-lo-RO-sa), adjetivo/sustantivo femenino singular
English: 1. Painful.
2. image depicting Mary the Virgin in a sorrowful attitude
Etymology: Del latín dolorosus
Meaning: 1. Que causa o implica dolor físico o moral.
2. Imagen de la Virgen María en la acción de dolerse por la muerte de Cristo.
Topic:La Semana Santa I
Example:

Te ha de cubrir la luna llena
con luz de túnica nupcial
y nos dará la Dolorosa
la bendición sacramental.
Ramón López Velarde, "Cuaresmal", en La sangre devota (1916)

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