Kirche

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German chirihha, an early borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón). Compare Dutch kerk, English church.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪʁçə/, [ˈkɪʁçə], [ˈkɪɐ̯çə]
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Noun[edit]

Kirche f (genitive Kirche, plural Kirchen, diminutive Kirchlein n)

  1. church (building)
  2. church (organised religion, especially Catholicism)

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