ἐκκλησία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ἔκκλητος (ékklētos, summoned) +‎ -ίᾱ (-íā, abstract noun suffix), from ἐκκαλέω (ekkaléō, to call forth, summon), from ἐκ (ek) + καλέω (kaléō). The τ (t) changes to σ (s) by palatalization and assibilation, triggered by the following ι (i).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

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Noun[edit]

ἐκκλησίᾱ (ekklēsíāf (genitive ἐκκλησίας); first declension

  1. assembly
  2. congregation, church

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