Golgotha

[ gol-guh-thuh ]
/ ˈgɒl gə θə /

noun

a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified; Calvary.
a place of suffering or sacrifice.
a place of burial.

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Also gol·go·tha (for defs 2, 3).

Origin of Golgotha

1585–95; < Latin (Vulgate) < Greek golgothá < Aramaic gulgaltā, akin to Hebrew gulgōleth skull
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British Dictionary definitions for golgotha

Golgotha
/ (ˈɡɒlɡəθə) /

noun

another name for Calvary
(sometimes not capital) rare a place of burial

Word Origin for Golgotha

C17: from Late Latin, from Greek, from Aramaic, based on Hebrew gulgōleth skull
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Cultural definitions for golgotha

Golgotha
[ (gol-guh-thuh, gol-goth-uh) ]

The ancient name for Calvary.

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