Etymology
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Calvary

name of the mount of the Crucifixion, late 14c., from Latin calvaria "skull," rendering Greek Kraniou topos, translating Aramaic gulgulta "place of the skull" (see Golgotha). Old English used Heafodpannan stow  as a loan-translation. Latin Calvaria is related to calvus "bald" (see Calvin).

updated on October 30, 2022

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