Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A difficult course or experience.
  • n. Jesus's route from Pilate's judgment hall to Calvary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The route believed to have been taken through Jerusalem by Christ on his way to Calvary.
  • n. The Way of the Cross.

Etymologies

New Latin via dolōrōsa : Latin via, road + Late Latin dolōrōsa, feminine of dolōrōsus, sorrowful.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It is known as the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Sorrowful Way."

    Stations of the Cross

  • And through these streets of Jerusalem, today called the Via Dolorosa, "the way of sorrows."

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2006

  • Watching as hundreds pressed through the narrow Jerusalem street called the Via Dolorosa - the "Way of Suffering," tracing Jesus 'final steps - was Katy Fitzpatrick, 24, of Spokane,

    columbiatribune.com stories

  • Watching as hundreds pressed through the narrow Jerusalem street called the Via Dolorosa - the "Way of Suffering," tracing Jesus 'final steps - was Katy Fitzpatrick, 24, Spokane,

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • Jerusalem - Thousands of Christian pilgrims flocked to Jerusalem Friday to retrace Jesus Christ's last steps to his crucifixion along the route known as the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem's Old City.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Jerusalem - Thousands of Christian pilgrims flocked to Jerusalem Friday to retrace Jesus Christ's last steps to his crucifixion along the route known as the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem's Old City ....

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Watching as hundreds pressed through the narrow Jerusalem street called the Via Dolorosa -- the "Way of Suffering," tracing Jesus 'final steps -- was Katy Fitzpatrick, 24, Spokane,

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • The desire to have the world for His own lay in Christ's deepest heart, but the enemy of Christ and man, who thought the world his already, used it as giving occasion to suggest a smoother and shorter road to win all men unto Him than the 'Via Dolorosa' of the Cross.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

  • Note the elegant variation, "Via Dolorosa," which is probably closer to the truth of the name's origin than the depressed female cooks.

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  • A stone in the wall of the Via Dolorosa showed the symbol VII.

    Stations of the Cross

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  • L. Via Dolorosa = Sorrowful Way.

    October 22, 2012