Aceldama definition

əseldəmə
(bible, place, proper) The field near Jerusalem bought with the money given Judas for betraying Jesus: Acts 1:19; Matt. 27:8
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A place of bloodshed.
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The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master, and therefore called the field of blood.
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(figuratively) A field of bloodshed.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aceldama
Plural:
aceldamas

Origin of aceldama

  • From Ancient Greek Ἀκελδαμάχ (Hakeldamakh), from Aramaic חקל (“field”) + דמא (“blood”)

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