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via dolorosa

[dol-uh-roh-suh, doh-luh-] /ˌdɒl əˈroʊ sə, ˌdoʊ lə-/
noun
1.
(initial capital letters) Christ's route to Golgotha.
2.
a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences.
Origin
< Latin via dolōrōsa literally, sorrowful road
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Via Dolorosa

/ˈviːə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə/
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
Word Origin
Latin, literally: sorrowful road
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