Gethsemane

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

Definition of Gethsemane

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

First Known Use of Gethsemane

circa 1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Gethsemane

Greek Gethsēmanē

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The first known use of Gethsemane was circa 1534

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“Gethsemane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gethsemane. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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