ETYM Latin calvaria a bare skull, from calva the scalp without hair. from calvus bald; cf. French calvaire.
Any experience that causes intense suffering; SYN. martyrdom.
Experience of intense mental suffering.
A hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified; Also called: Golgotha.
In the New Testament, the site of Jesus' crucifixion at Jerusalem. Two chief locations are suggested: the site where the Church of the Sepulchre now stands, and the hill beyond the Damascus gate.