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Feb 3, 2015
This week’s theme
Words from the Bible

This week’s words
nimrod
via dolorosa
scapegoat
gethsemane
samaritan

via dolorosa
Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

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via dolorosa

PRONUNCIATION:
(VY/VEE-uh dol-uh-RO-suh)

MEANING:
noun: A distressing journey or experience.

ETYMOLOGY:
After the route believed to have been taken by Jesus on his way to Calvary. From Latin via dolorosa (painful path), from via (path) + dolor (pain). Earliest documented use: 1878.

USAGE:
“David Cameron must offer a vision of hope at the end of the Via Dolorosa we must tread for the next few years.”
Max Hastings; The Ostrich Election; The Daily Mail (London, UK); Apr 9, 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing. -Gertrude Stein, novelist, poet, and playwright (3 Feb 1874-1946)

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