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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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The next place the guide took us to in the holy church was an altar dedicated to the Roman soldier who was of the military guard that attended at the Crucifixion to keep order, and who--when the vail of the Temple was rent in the awful darkness that followed; when the rock of Golgotha was split asunder by an earthquake; when the artillery of heaven thundered, and in the baleful glare of the lightnings the shrouded dead flitted about the streets of Jerusalem--shook with fear and said, "Surely this was the Son of God!" Where this altar stands now, that Roman soldier stood then, in full view of the crucified Saviour--in full sight and hearing of all the marvels that were transpiring far and wide about the circumference of the Hill of Calvary.
Who would imagine it as the terrible Golgotha strewn with the bodies of the human race?
She visited Jerusalem and found the Precious Cross of the Lord, and built the Church of the Resurrection over Golgotha and many other churches in the Holy Land.
The president also said that the message of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ "strengthens our will to seek a solution that will end the Golgotha that our country has been experiencing over the last 45 years."
The intrepid trio faced daunting climbs reminiscent of another infamous Good Friday climb up Golgotha. This proved no problem for Brian Middleton as he performed doggedly to claim first place in the V60 category.
Wallneuk North Church recreated Jesus'carrying of the cross to his crucifixion in Golgotha.
Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha, in Hebrew, in Latin "Calvary."
If life ends at our physical death, there can be no justification for the Cross that fateful Friday on Golgotha over 2,000 years ago.
He has previously displayed twice at the cathedral including the shocking Golgotha trilogy and, as part of the 2017 ARK exhibition, Mach created Vessel, a carved-out vase encrusted with two million nails.
This past year I could no longer get Vickie up the Golgotha of stairs to the bedroom without herculean effort or the aid of a Simon of Cyrene, who in our case was Maria of the Dominican Republic.
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Book "Surviving Srebrenica' by Hasan Hasanovic, which was published in 2016 in English language in which the author testifies about all horrors of Srebrenica Golgotha he survived and in which he lost his twin brother and father, was recently translated into Italian language thanks to professor at "Maffei' grammar school in Verona Cristina Antonini, who worked on this translation with her students.