Definitions of calvary

  1. a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any experience that causes intense suffering Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A cross, set upon three steps; - more properly called cross calvary. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A place of skulls, the mount where Christ was crucified; in Rom. Cath. countries, an elevation on which crosses representing the crucifixion are erected for purposes of devotion; a cross so called, set upon steps. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The place where Christ was crucified; a small chapel in a Rom. Cath. country wherein are represented the scenes of Christ's passion and crucifixion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. the place of a skull biblestudytools.com
  9. only in Luke 23:33 , the Latin name Calvaria, which was used as a translation of the Greek word Kranion , by which the Hebrew word Gulgoleth was interpreted, "the place of a skull." It probably took this name from its shape, being a hillock or low, rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull. It is nowhere in Scripture called a "hill." The crucifixion of our Lord took place outside the city walls ( Hebrews 13:11-13 ) and near the public thoroughfare. "This thing was not done in a corner." (See GOLGOTHA .) biblestudytools.com
  10. A cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly called cross calvary. mso.anu.edu.au
  11. A cross, set upon three steps; more properly called cross calvary. dictgcide_fs
  12. kal'va-ri, n. the name of the place where Jesus was crucified: (R.C.) a series of representations of the various scenes of Christ's crucifixion: an eminence crowned with one or three crosses bearing life-size figures of Jesus and the two thieves. [The Anglicised form of the Vulgate calvaria, which was the L. rendering of the Gr. kranion, as that again of the Aramaic gogulth[=o] or gogolth[=a] (Heb. gulg[=o]leth--Græcised form golgotha), all three words meaning skull.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Place, (R.-C. ch.) representation, of Crucifixion. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. [L. calvarium, a skull = Gr. (Luke xxiii. 33).] A representation of the Passion, with the figures of St. John and the B.V. Mary, generally life-size, in a church or on some eminence. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. [Latin] A place of skulls; particularly the place of Christ's Crucifixion. Cabinet Dictionary

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