église

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See also: eglise and Église

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French eglise, from Old French eglise, esglise, from Vulgar Latin *eclesia, from Latin ecclēsia, from Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía, gathering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /e.ɡliz/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

église f (plural églises)

  1. (architecture, Christianity) church

Usage note[edit]

Traditionally, in Europe, église refers to a Catholic or Orthodox church, with Protestant churches referred to as temples. In Canada, église is used for all Christian churches.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Antillean Creole: légliz
  • Guianese Creole: légliz
  • Haitian Creole: legliz
  • Karipúna Creole French: legliz
  • Louisiana Creole French: legliz
  • Malagasy: eglizy
  • Seychellois Creole: legliz
  • Tayo: leglis

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