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I'm more inclined to think it means "piety".
Swallowtail  12/27/2007
The Spanish word Piedad does indeed mean "piety", but my Spanish-English dictionary says that it also means "pity" and "mercy". Piedad is used as a given name because of the Marian advocation Nuestra Señora de la Piedad - Our Lady of Pity/Piety.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2010
When translated to English this name literally means "piety", which more or less can be defined as reverence or devotion -- mainly in a spiritual context. Piety itself originates from the Latin "pietas", meaning duty or devotion. Pietas was considered a virtue in Ancient Rome as well as Confucianism.
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batbright  7/29/2011
Pronounced "PEE-AH-THAD" in Spanish.
batbright  7/29/2011

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