Definition of Aceldama in English:

Aceldama

noun

  • A field of bloodshed; a scene of slaughter or butchery; a wretched place.

Pronunciation

Aceldama

/əˈkɛldəmə/ /əˈsɛldəmə/

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Lodowick Lloyd (fl. 1573–1607). From Hellenistic Greek Ἁκελδαμά (Acts 1:19; more usually Ἁκελδαμάχ; also Ἁχελδαμάχ) from an unattested Aramaic phrase *ḥăqal dĕmā, literally ‘the field of blood’ from ḥăqal, construct state of ḥaqlā field, field measure + dĕmā, emphatic form of dām blood.