Kirmes

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kirmesse, contraction of kirche (church) + messe (mass).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɪʁməs], [ˈkɪɐ̯məs]

Noun[edit]

Kirmes f (genitive Kirmes, plural Kirmessen)

  1. (regional) fair, funfair

Usage notes[edit]

The word is common throughout western and central Germany. It is also used in some parts of northern and southern Germany, but may not be familiar to speakers from certain regions.

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