Aceldama

noun
Acel·​da·​ma | \ ə-ˈsel-də-mə How to pronounce Aceldama (audio) \

Definition of Aceldama

: the potter's field bought with the money Judas had been paid for betraying Christ

First Known Use of Aceldama

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aceldama

Greek Akeldama, from Aramaic ḥăqēl dĕmā, literally, field of blood

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“Aceldama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aceldama. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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