Calvary


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Calvary

site of Jesus’ crucifixion
Not to be confused with:
cavalry – troops trained to fight in armored vehicles or on horseback

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.]

calvary

(ˈkælvərɪ)
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

Calvary

(ˈkælvərɪ)
n
(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]

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.

calvary

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
Translations

Calvary

[ˈkælvərɪ] NCalvario m

Calvary

n
Golgatha nt, → Kalvarienberg m
calvaryBildstock m, → Marterl nt (S Ger, Aus)
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When she reached the Calvary, instead of turning to the right, she turned to the left and lost herself in coal-yards; she had to retrace her steps; some people she spoke to advised her to hasten.
When Felicite passed the Calvary again, she felt as if she must entrust that which was dearest to her to the Lord; and for a long while she prayed, with uplifted eyes and a face wet with tears.
It was polished and hard, and in as excellent a state of preservation as if the dread tragedy on Calvary had occurred yesterday instead of eighteen centuries ago.
Anyhow, she left it almost finished in the Grotto of the Calvary at the Capuccini Hotel at Amalfi while she went for a little ink.
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