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Calvary

[ kal-vuh-ree ]

noun

, plural Cal·va·ries
  1. Bible. Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified.
  2. Often calvary. a sculptured representation of the Crucifixion, usually erected in the open air.
  3. none calvary, an experience or occasion of extreme suffering, especially mental suffering.


calvary

1

/ ˈkælvərɪ /

noun

  1. often capital a representation of Christ's crucifixion, usually sculptured and in the open air
  2. any experience involving great suffering


Calvary

2

/ ˈkælvərɪ /

noun

  1. the place just outside the walls of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified Also calledGolgotha

Calvary

  1. The hill near Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem ) on which Jesus was crucified. The name is Latin for “Place of the Skull”; it is also called Golgotha. ( See Crucifixion .)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Calvary1

First recorded before 1000; from Late Latin Calvāria “Calvary,” from Latin calvāria “a skull,” used to translate Greek kraníon cranium, itself a translation of the Aramaic name; Golgotha

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Calvary1

from Late Latin Calvāria, translation of Greek kranion skull, translation of Aramaic gulgulta Golgotha

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Example Sentences

Smith rehired at least two leaders who had been fired by other Calvary churches for sexual misconduct.

Other Calvary pastors have been removed when they were convicted of similar crimes.

Kestler was, at the time, a star player in Calvary's growing radio network.

When Heitzig departed to pastor another Calvary church in California, he chose Pete Nelson as his successor.

The accusations kept getting tawdrier, but, still, Calvary has seemed willing to stand behind its men.

For me every crude wooden cross that rises in the fields has this human replica of the Calvary.

It is on Calvary the terms are made, and the great treaty ratified--divided interests are reunited, and peace on earth proclaimed.

Like the darkness in Gethsemane, and again, from the sixth to the ninth hour on Calvary, it forbids entrance.

On Calvary "he finished the transgressions, and made an end of sin, and make reconciliation for iniquity."

Amidst the awful gloom on Calvary's mount, was heard the cry "it is finished!"

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