- a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified; Calvary.
- a place of suffering or sacrifice.
- a place of burial.
Origin of Golgotha
Examples from the Web for golgotha
Is their God the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and is their Savior the Savior who hung on the cross at Golgotha?Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 19, 2014
At a little distance I drew rein and looked back at Golgotha.
It was the only deed of kindness I noted on Golgotha that day.
He experienced that which surrounds the Mystery of Golgotha in the higher world.Christianity As A Mystical Fact
Wherever a great mind utters its thoughts,—there is Golgotha.Pearls of Thought
Maturin M. Ballou
Each hamlet has its Golgotha, where worn-out animals are left to die.Beast and Man in India
John Lockwood Kipling
- another name for Calvary
- (sometimes not capital) rare a place of burial
Word Origin and History for golgotha
hill near Jerusalem, via Latin and Greek, from Aramaic gulgulta, literally "(place of the) skull," cognate with Hebrew gulgoleth "skull." So called in reference to its shape (see Calvary).
The ancient name for Calvary.