via dolorosa

noun
via do·​lo·​ro·​sa | \ -ˌdäləˈrōsə, -ˌdōl- \

Definition of via dolorosa

: a painfully difficult route, passage, or series of experiences an epoch which condemns its children to a via dolorosa of examinations— Herbert Read

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History and Etymology for via dolorosa

from Via Dolorosa (from Latin, literally, sorrowful road), Jesus' route from Pilate's judgment hall to Golgotha to be crucified

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“Via dolorosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/via%20dolorosa. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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