церковь

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Церковь Покрова на Нерли

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *cьrky, from Proto-West Germanic *kirikā, from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón). Doublet of ки́рха (kírxa) and ки́рка (kírka).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡sɛrkəfʲ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

це́рковь (cérkovʹf inan (genitive це́ркви, nominative plural це́ркви, genitive plural церкве́й, related adjective церко́вный, diminutive церкву́шка)

  1. church (religious group)
  2. church (house of worship)

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The irregular plural forms, церква́м (cerkvám), церква́ми (cerkvámi), and церква́х (cerkváx), are more common in writing than their regular counterparts.

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