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GenderFeminine
UsageSpanish
PronouncedPron.pee-LAR
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Meaning & History

Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.
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User SubmissionPilár

Images

Depiction of Saint James adoring the Virgin of the Pillar by Francisco Goya (1780)Depiction of Saint James adoring the Virgin of the Pillar by Francisco Goya (1780)

Categories

Ernest Hemingway characters, Marian titles, Spanish royal family
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute