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Cal·va·ry 1

 (kăl′və-rē, kăl′vrē) also Gol·go·tha (gŏl′gə-thə, gŏl-gŏth′ə)
A hill outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.

Cal·va·ry 2

also cal·va·ry (kăl′və-rē)
n. pl. Cal·va·ries also cal·va·ries
1. A sculptured depiction of the Crucifixion.
2. calvary A great ordeal.

[French calvaire, from Calvaire, Calvary (hill). Sense 2, from Calvary1.]


n, pl -ries
1. (Art Terms) (often capital) a representation of Christ's crucifixion, usually sculptured and in the open air
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any experience involving great suffering


(Bible) the place just outside the walls of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. Also called: Golgotha
[from Late Latin Calvāria, translation of Greek kranion skull, translation of Aramaic gulgulta Golgotha]


(ˈkæl və ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. the place where Jesus was crucified, near Jerusalem. Luke 23:33, Matt. 27:33.
2. (often l.c.) a representation of the Crucifixion.
3. (l.c.) an experience of extreme suffering.
[< Late Latin Calvāria; Latin: skull, translation of Greek kraníon, itself a translation of the Aramaic name; see Golgotha]
pron: See irrelevant.


A representation of the crucifixion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calvary - a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucifiedCalvary - a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
capital of Israel, Jerusalem - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
2.calvary - any experience that causes intense suffering
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress


[ˈkælvərɪ] NCalvario m


Golgatha nt, → Kalvarienberg m
calvaryBildstock m, → Marterl nt (S Ger, Aus)
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However, would any practicing Christian say that Calvary Hill was not a sacred space?
The author suggests that the lack of communication between the East Indian, Pariag, and the Afro-Trinidadian population of Calvary Hill is the result not only of racial differences, but also of competing economies, particularly the opposition of symbolic vs.
En esta discusion el autor sugiere que la falta de comunicacion entre el Indio del Este (East Indian) Pariag y los habitantes africanos-trinidenses de Calvary Hill no solamente se debe a las diferencias raciales pero tambien es causada por las economias competentes de diferencia: la simbolica y la material.
If you like to explore and you're fit, climb the 365 cypress tree-lined steps up the Calvary hill from the parish church.
James the Apostle church has a large compound which encloses 14 stations of the cross and a mini Calvary hill.
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