Aceldama

noun

Acel·​da·​ma ə-ˈsel-də-mə How to pronounce Aceldama (audio)
: the potter's field bought with the money Judas had been paid for betraying Christ

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aceldama was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Aceldama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aceldama. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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