- a garden east of Jerusalem, near the brook of Kedron: scene of Jesus' agony and betrayal. Matt. 26:36.
- (lowercase) a scene or occasion of suffering; calvary.
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Examples from the Web for gethsemane
It was an anguish allied in its intensity to that of Gethsemane.The First Violin
She had chosen her Gethsemane long ago, and this was its harvest time.
Mine is the perpetual Gethsemane and mine the unemptied cup!
But it was her Gethsemane: the best that Fate had been able to do for her.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
It drove Him to the wilderness, and to Gethsemane, and to Calvary.Quiet Talks on Power
- New Testament the garden in Jerusalem where Christ was betrayed on the night before his Crucifixion (Matthew 26:36–56)
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Word Origin and History for gethsemane
name of a garden on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem [Matt. xxvi:36-46], from Greek Gethsemane, from Aramaic gath shemani(m) "oil-press."
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