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 (gŏl′gə-thə, gŏl-gŏth′ə)
See Calvary1.


A place or occasion of great suffering.

[After Golgotha.]


1. (Bible) another name for Calvary
2. (sometimes not capital) rare a place of burial
[C17: from Late Latin, from Greek, from Aramaic, based on Hebrew gulgōleth skull]


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Golgotha - a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucifiedGolgotha - 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


[ˈgɒlgəθə] NGólgota m


[ˈgɒlgəθə] nGolgota m
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