كنيسة

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ك ن س (k-n-s), meaning congregation. Compare the Hebrew root כ־נ־ס (k-n-s), hence Hebrew כְּנֶסֶת (k'néset)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كَنِيسَة (kanīsaf (plural كَنَائِس (kanāʾis))

  1. church (building)
  2. church (Christian organization)
  3. synagogue

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