- (initial capital letters) Christ's route to Golgotha.
- a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences.
Origin of via dolorosa
From the Latin word via dolōrōsa literally, sorrowful road
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- 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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