chemin de croix

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EtymologyEdit

A calque of Latin via crucis (literally way of the cross).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chemin de croix m (plural chemins de croix)

  1. Way of the Cross; Via Crucis
  2. (figuratively) painful, strenuous experience.
    Synonyms: parcours du combattant, la croix et la bannière