from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of aceldama.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word aceldamas.


  • The ostrich and the cameleopard, the wild ass and the zebra, the chamois and the ibex of Angora, -- all brought their tributes of beauty or deformity to these vast aceldamas of Rome: their savage voices ascended in tumultuous uproar to the chambers of the capitol: a million of spectators sat round them: standing in the centre was a single statuesque figure -- the imperial sagittary, beautiful as an Antinous, and majestic as

    The Caesars Thomas De Quincey 1822


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.