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 for Calvary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Her.) A cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly
        called cross calvary.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified [syn:
           Calvary, Golgotha]
      2: any experience that causes intense suffering [syn: calvary,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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) :

  Calvary, the place of a skull

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