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Calvary Syllabification: Cal·va·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈkalv(ə)rē/

Definition of Calvary in English:

1The hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified.
1.1 (as noun a calvary) A sculpture or picture representing the scene of the Crucifixion.


From late Latin calvaria 'skull', translation of Greek golgotha 'place of a skull' (Matt. 27:33) (see Golgotha).

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