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 and Etymology of calvary

Calvary, the hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified


First Known Use: 1738

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Calvary

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geographical name Cal·va·ry \ˈkal-v(ə-)rē\
variants: or Hebrew

Golgotha

\ˈgäl-gə-thə, gäl-ˈgä-thə\play

Definition of Calvary

  1. place outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified


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Calvary

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

Definition of Calvary for English Language Learners

  • : place near ancient Jerusalem


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