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Golgotha

[ gol-guh-thuh ]
/ ˈgɒl gə θə /
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noun

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

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Origin of Golgotha

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Late Latin, from Greek golgothá, from Aramaic gulgalthā, 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
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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