kirk

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See also: Kirk and kırk

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kirkja or Old English cirice.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kirk (plural kirks)

  1. (Northern England and Scotland) a church.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kirkja or Old English cirice.

Noun[edit]

kirk (plural kirks)

  1. church
  2. temple

Verb[edit]

tae kirk (third-person singular simple present kirks, present participle kirkin, simple past kirkit, past participle kirkit)

  1. (transitive) to bring to church for burial

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]