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Lourdes Explained

lourdes at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Lourdes at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

a small town in southwest France where Roman Catholics believe that Saint Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary appear. They consider Lourdes to be a holy place, and many sick people go there because they believe that the water there is holy and has the power to cure them.//

Lourdes at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Pilgrimage site in SW France, situated southwest of Toulouse at the foot of the Pyrenees. The town and its fortress formed a strategic stronghold in medieval times, but its modern significance dates from 1858, when a 14-year-old girl had repeated visions of the Virgin Mary (see Bernadette of Lourdes). The visions were declared authentic by Pope Pius IX in 1862. The underground spring in the grotto where Bernadette had her visions was declared to have miraculous qualities, and Lourdes has since become one of the foremost destinations for Roman Catholic pilgrims. Nearly 3 million visit annually, many of them sick or disabled people hoping to be healed. A basilica was built above the grotto in 1876, and a vast underground church was added in 1958.

Lourdes at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » lourdes


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Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A town in the French Pyrenees, and site of a large Catholic pilgrimage
    1. Inter: given name » female|from=Spanish, from the Inter: etyl » es epithet of Virgin Mary as Nuestra Señora de Lourdes.


      Inter: trans-top » a town in the Pyrenees

  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|Lapurdum

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Occitan: Lorda

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » female given name
    • Spanish: (María de) Inter: t+ » es|Lourdes

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Shortened from María (de) Lourdes, a Roman Catholic epithet of the Virgin Mary as "Our Lady of Lourdes".

    Proper noun

    Inter: es-proper noun » f
  • Inter: given name » female|lang=es.

  • Translation: es » Lourdes
    Translation: fr » Lourdes
    Translation: no » Lourdes
    Translation: pt » Lourdes
    Translation: ru » Lourdes
    Translation: sr » Lourdes