MEANING: noun:
1. A place or occasion of great suffering.
2. A burial place.

ETYMOLOGY: After Golgotha, the hill near Jerusalem believed to be the site of Jesus's crucifixion. From Latin, from Greek golgotha, from Aramaic gulgulta, from Hebrew gulgolet (skull). The hill was perhaps named from the resemblance of its shape to a skull. Earliest documented use: 1597.


GOLGOTCHA - a cry of unexpected glee after a successful prank

GOLOTHA - rain-covering for one shoe, as described by a lisper

GOLGOTTA - the capital of West Bengal, and seventh-largest city in India (pop. about 4.5 million)