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Definition of Pietas

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(Catholicism) representation of the Virgin Mary with the already crucified Christ across her knees
Pietas Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
responsibility| sense of duty; loyalty; tenderness| goodness; pity; piety (Bee)
compassion, dutifulness, kindness.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
dutifulness, dutiful comduct, piety, devotion
Pietas Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Pietas, translated variously as "duty", "religiosity" or "religious behavior", "loyalty", "devotion", or "filial piety" (English "piety" derives from the Latin), was one of the chief virtues among the ancient Romans. It was the distinguishing virtue of the founding hero Aeneas, who is often given the adjectival epithet pius ("religious") throughout Vergil's epic Aeneid. The sacred nature of pietas was embodied by the divine personification Pietas, a goddess often pictured on Roman coins. The Greek equivalent is eusebeia (εὐσέβεια).

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Pietas Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of Jesus
(hypernym) representation