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Aceldama

[ uh-sel-duh-muh, uh-kel- ]
/ əˈsɛl də mə, əˈkɛl- /
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noun

the place near Jerusalem purchased with the bribe Judas took for betraying Jesus. Acts 1:18, 19.
any place of slaughter and bloodshed.

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Also A·kel·da·ma [uh-kel-duh-muh] /əˈkɛl də mə/ .

Origin of Aceldama

From Latin, from Greek Akeldamá, from Aramaic ḥăgēl dəmā “field of blood”
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British Dictionary definitions for Aceldama

Aceldama
/ (əˈsɛldəmə) /

noun

New Testament the place near Jerusalem that was bought with the 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas for betraying Jesus (Matthew 27:8; Acts 1:19)

Word Origin for Aceldama

C14: from Aramaic haqēl demā field of blood
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