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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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