noun \geth-ˈse-mə-nē\

Definition of GETHSEMANE

:  the garden outside Jerusalem mentioned in Mark 14 as the scene of the agony and arrest of Jesus
:  a place or occasion of great mental or spiritual suffering


Greek Gethsēmanē
First Known Use: circa 1534

Rhymes with GETHSEMANE


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Garden outside Jerusalem associated with the last hours of Jesus. According to Christian tradition, it is where Jesus prayed after the Last Supper and before his arrest and Crucifixion. The name Gethsemane originates from a Hebrew term meaning “oil press,” suggesting that the garden was a grove of olive trees. Though its exact location cannot be determined, Armenian, Greek, Latin, and Russian churches have accepted an olive grove on the western slope of the Mount of Olives as the site.


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