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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calvary  \Cal"va*ry\  (k[a^]l"v[.a]*r[y^]),  n.  [L.  calvaria  a  bare 
  skull,  fr  calva  the  scalp  without  hair.  fr  calvus  bald;  cf 
  F.  calvaire.] 
  1.  The  place  where  Christ  was  crucified,  on  a  small  hill 
  outside  of  Jerusalem.  --Luke  xxiii.  33. 
 
  Note:  The  Latin  calvaria  is  a  translation  of  the  Greek 
  krani`on  of  the  Evangelists,  which  is  an  interpretation 
  of  the  Hebrew  Golgotha.  --Dr.  W.  Smith. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  A  cross,  set  upon  three  steps;  --  more  properly 
  called  {cross  calvary}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Calvary 
  n  1:  a  hill  near  Jerusalem  where  Jesus  was  crucified  [syn:  {Calvary}, 
  {Golgotha}] 
  2:  any  experience  that  causes  intense  suffering  [syn:  {martyrdom}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Calvary,  GA 
  Zip  code(s):  31729 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Calvary 
  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  (Heb.  13:11-13)  and 
  near  the  public  thoroughfare.  "This  thing  was  not  done  in  a 
  corner."  (See  {GOLGOTHA}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Calvary,  the  place  of  a  skull 
 




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