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site of Jesus’ crucifixion
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cavalry – troops trained to fight in armored vehicles or on horseback
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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 2also 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.]
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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]
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Cal•va•ry(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.
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A representation of the crucifixion.
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|Noun||1.||Calvary - a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified|
|2.||calvary - any experience that causes intense suffering|
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
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Calvary[ˈkælvərɪ] N → Calvario m
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