Origin of Aceldama
Examples from the Web for aceldama
This plain has been the Aceldama of the nations that have warred in Palestine.Heroines of the Crusades|C. A. Bloss
The eye of love proved keener than the eye of gratitude, and the Saxon lady, even in that Aceldama, knew her Harold.
The eye of love proved keener than the eye of gratitude, and the Saxon lady even in that Aceldama knew her Harold.
War made the South an Aceldama; reconstruction made it a Gehenna.The Women of the Confederacy|J. L. Underwood
He bought with it a large estate, the name of which the people changed to Aceldama, as being bought with innocent blood.Atrocious Judges|John Campbell, Baron Campbell
Word Origin for Aceldama
late 14c., potter's field near Jerusalem purchased with the blood-money given to Judas Iscariot, literally "place of bloodshed," from Greek Akeldama, from an Aramaic phrase akin to Syriac haqal dema "the field of blood."