A salutation and prayer on Virgin Mary as mommy of God used in the Roman Catholic church
- a salutation to your Virgin Mary today utilized in prayers to her
- Alt. of Ave Mary
customized type of the angelic salutation into the Virgin (Luke i:28) made use of as a devotional recitation, early 13c., from the orifice words ("Ave [Maria] gratia plena").
Alt. of Ave Mary
The Ave Maria is first mentioned as a form of prayer in the second half of the 11th century, but it was not until the 16th century that it became general in its present form.