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via dolorosa

[ dol-uh-roh-suh, doh-luh- ]
/ ˌdɒl əˈroʊ sə, ˌdoʊ lə- /
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noun
(initial capital letters) Christ's route to Golgotha.
a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences.
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Origin of via dolorosa

From Latin via dolōrōsa literally, “sorrowful road”

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British Dictionary definitions for via dolorosa

Via Dolorosa
/ (ˈviːə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə) /

noun
the route followed by Christ from the place of his condemnation to Calvary for his crucifixion
an arduous or distressing course or experience

Word Origin for Via Dolorosa

Latin, literally: sorrowful road
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