Geth·​sem·​a·​ne geth-ˈse-mə-nē How to pronounce Gethsemane (audio)
: 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

Word History


Greek Gethsēmanē

First Known Use

circa 1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gethsemane was circa 1534

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“Gethsemane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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