égllise

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French eglise, from Latin ecclēsia, from Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía, gathering).

Noun[edit]

égllise f (plural égllises)

  1. (Guernsey) church
    • 1883, George Métivier, ‘L'Nèr Cotillon d'Mussieu l'Curaï’, Patois Poems of the Channel Islands:
      D'l'égllise, ùn sèr, nou-z en r'venànt, / Chacùn souriait, parlafràndine [...].
      One evening we were coming home from church, everyone smiling and happy.
    • 2006, Marie de Garis, ‘Enne p'tite ôlure’, P'tites Lures Guernésiaises, Cromwell Press 2006, p. 24:
      Ch'tait tànt mux qu'a counnissait son ch'min, pasqué oprès qu'all'avait passaïr l’éghise et rentrï dans les p'tites rues pour ciz ielle, a'n veyait goute.
      It was just as well that she knew her way, because after she had passed the church and entered the narrow lanes to her house, she couldn't see a thing.