calvary

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin calvāria (skull).

Noun[edit]

calvary (plural calvaries)

  1. A life-size representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on a piece of raised ground.
  2. A series of representations of Christ’s Passion in a church.
  3. (by extension, figuratively) A strenuous experience.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

calvary (plural calvaries)

  1. Misspelling of cavalry.

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