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  • proper noun biblical The hill outside Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.
  • proper noun slang At Oxbridge colleges in the 18th and 19th centuries, a slang term for the rooms of the heads of the colleges (i.e. a pun on 'the place of the skulls or heads').

Etymologies

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From the Ancient Greek Γολγοθᾶ from the Aramaic גּלגּלת.

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