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] (standard)
  • IPA(key): [ˈkɪɐ̯xə] (some speakers in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): [ˈkiːɐ̯çə] (Westphalian)
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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

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

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