gethsemane


noun

  1. a garden east of Jerusalem, near the brook of Kedron: scene of Jesus’ agony and betrayal. Matt. 26:36.
  2. (lowercase) a scene or occasion of suffering; calvary.

noun

  1. New Testament the garden in Jerusalem where Christ was betrayed on the night before his Crucifixion (Matthew 26:36–56)

name of a garden on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem [Matt. xxvi:36-46], from Greek Gethsemane, from Aramaic gath shemani(m) “oil-press.”

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