via dolorosa

[ dol-uh-roh-suh, doh-luh- ]
/ ˌdɒl əˈroʊ sə, ˌdoʊ lə- /


(initial capital letters) Christ's route to Golgotha.
a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences.

Words nearby via dolorosa

Origin of via dolorosa

From the Latin word via dolōrōsa literally, sorrowful road Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for via dolorosa

Via Dolorosa
/ (ˈviːə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə) /


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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