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calvary

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noun cal·va·ry \ˈkal-v(ə-)rē\

Definition of calvary

plural calvaries

  1. 1 :  an open-air representation of the crucifixion of Jesus

  2. 2 :  an experience of usually intense mental suffering



Origin of calvary

Calvary, the hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified


First Known Use: 1738

Other Christian Religious Terms


Calvary

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geographical name Cal·va·ry \ˈkal-v(ə-)rē\

Definition of Calvary

  1. place outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified



Variants of calvary

or Hebrew Golgotha play \ˈgäl-gə-thə, gäl-ˈgä-thə\

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