via-dolorosa

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.

Origin:
< Latin via dolōrōsa literally, sorrowful road

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To via-dolorosa
Collins
World English Dictionary
Via Dolorosa (ˈviːə ˌdɒləˈrəʊsə)
 
n
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
 
[Latin, literally: sorrowful road]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature