The hill outside Jerusalem which is traditionally held to be the location of the crucifixion of Jesus.

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  • Calvary — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Calvary (Alabama) Calvary (Georgia) Calvary (Kentucky) Calvary (Maryland) Calvary (Texas) Calvary (Virginia) Calvary (Wisconsin) Calvary ist außerdem der Familienname folgender Personen:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Calvary — Cal va*ry (k[a^]l v[.a]*r[y^]), n. [L. calvaria a bare skull, fr. calva the scalp without hair. fr. calvus bald; cf. F. calvaire.] 1. The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem. Luke xxiii. 33. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calvary — the Roman name for the place near Jerusalem where, according to the Bible, Jesus Christ died by being crucified. Its Aramaic name was Golgotha …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Calvary — name of the mount of the Crucifixion, late 14c., from L. Calvaria, translating Aramaic gulgulta place of the skull (see GOLGOTHA (Cf. Golgotha)). Rendered literally in O.E. as Heafodpannan stow. Latin Calvaria is related to calvus bald …   Etymology dictionary

  • Calvary — [kal′və rē] n. pl. calvaries [LL(Ec) Calvaria < L, skull (see CALVARIUM): used to translate Gr kranion, skull (see CRANIUM) & by the Evangelists to transl. Aram gūlgūlthā, GOLGOTHA] 1. Bible the place near Jerusalem where the crucifixion of… …   English World dictionary

  • Calvary — Not to be confused with cavalry (horse or armoured troops) or Calgary. For alternative meanings, see: Calvary (disambiguation), Mount Calvary (disambiguation), and Golgotha (disambiguation). Traditional site of Golgotha, within the Church of the …   Wikipedia

  • Calvary — /kal veuh ree/, n., pl. Calvaries for 2, 3. 1. Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified. Luke 23:33. 2. (often l.c.) a sculptured representation of the Crucifixion, usually erected in the open air. 3. (l.c.) an experience or occasion of… …   Universalium

  • calvary — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Calvary, the hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified Date: 1738 1. an open air representation of the crucifixion of Jesus 2. an experience of usually intense mental suffe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Calvary — or Hebrew Golgotha geographical name place outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calvary — noun a) A life size representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a piece of raised ground b) A series of representations of Christ’s Passion in a church …   Wiktionary

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