Definitions for madonnaməˈdɒn ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the Virgin Mary.
a picture or statue representing the Virgin Mary.
(l.c.) Archaic. an Italian title of formal address to a woman.
Origin of Madonna:
1575–85; < It: my lady
Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, Madonna(noun)
the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
Madonna, Madonna Louise Ciccone(noun)
United States pop singer and sex symbol during the 1980s (born in 1958)
The Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.
A one-footed lien to tail trick, where the front foot is taken off and kicked out straight down behind the board.
Origin: From madonna, from Old ma + donna. The given name is derived from the English term, not used as a given name in Italy.
my lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English
a picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe)
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
is the name given to pictures of the Virgin with the infant Christ, and more generally to all sacred pictures in which the Virgin is a prominent figure; the Virgin has been a favourite subject of art from the earliest times, the first representation of her being, according to legend, by St. Luke; different countries and schools have depicted their Madonnas, each in its own characteristic style; the greatest of all are the Sistine and Della Sedia of Raphael.
Translations for madonna
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(with the ) the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, especially as shown in works of art
a painting of the Madonna and Child.
- السيِّدَه العَذْراءArabic
- Дева МарияBulgarian
- Nossa SenhoraPortuguese (BR)
- Madona, madonaCzech
- die MadonnaGerman
- Madonna; Jomfru MariaDanish
- la VirgenSpanish
- تصویر حضرت مریمFarsi
- Neitsyt MariaFinnish
- कुमारी मरियाHindi
- Madona, sveticaCroatian
- Perawan MariaIndonesian
- madonna, María meyIcelandic
- 마돈나(성모 마리아)Korean
- تصویر حضرت مریمPersian
- د بى بى مريم انځورPashto
- Nossa SenhoraPortuguese
- Fecioara MariaRomanian
- Madona, madonaSlovak
- Meryem AnaTurkish
- 聖母瑪利亞Chinese (Trad.)
- Мадонна; БогоматірUkrainian
- حضرت مریم، عذرا کا لقبUrdu
- Đức MẹVietnamese
- 圣母玛利亚Chinese (Simp.)
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