Jesus wept

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Ancient Greek ἐδάκρυσεν Ἰησοῦς (edákrusen ho Iēsoûs), from John 11:35 in the Bible. See Jesus wept on Wikipedia.

Interjection[edit]

Jesus wept

  1. Expressing annoyed incredulity.
    • 1965, Anthony Burgess, A vision of battlements
      "Oh, Ennis, oh God Almighty, Ennis. What's the hell's got into you these last few weeks? Oh, Jesus wept, what am I going to do with you?" Major Muir wrung his hands.

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