Kirchturm

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Etymology[edit]

Kirche (church) +‎ Turm (tower, spire; steeple)

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  • IPA(key): [ˈkɪʁçˌtʊʁm]
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Kirchturm m (genitive Kirchturmes or Kirchturms, plural Kirchtürme)

  1. (architecture) steeple
    • 1903, Fanny zu Reventlow, Ellen Olestjerne, in Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow: Gesammelte Werke, Albert Langen, page 551:
      Vor ihnen lag das Dorf mit seinen Strohdächern und dem niedrigen, stumpfen Kirchturm.
      In front of them was the village with its thatched roofs and the small, flat church steeple.

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