Calvary [kal′və rē]
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 Jesus took place: Luke 23:33, Matt. 27:33
2. [c-] an outdoor representation of the crucifixion of Jesus
3. [c-] any experience involving intense pain or anguish

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