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via dolorosa

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

From the Latin word via dolōrōsa literally, sorrowful road
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British Dictionary definitions for via dolorosa

Via Dolorosa

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

Latin, literally: sorrowful road
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