igreja

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igreja

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ygreja, from Latin ecclēsia (church), from Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía, congregation). Cognate with Galician igrexa, Spanish iglesia, Catalan església, Occitan glèisa, French église and Italian chiesa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /i.ˈɡɾe.ʒa/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /i.ˈɣɾɐ.ʒɐ/, /i.ˈɣɾɐj.ʒɐ/, /i.ˈɣɾe.ʒɐ/, /i.ˈɣɾej.ʒɐ/
  • Hyphenation: i‧gre‧ja

Noun[edit]

igreja f (plural igrejas)

  1. church (a house of worship)
  2. (Christianity) a Christian denomination

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