Pfarrer

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German pfarrāri, from pfarra (parish), probably from Late Latin parochia, from Ancient Greek παροικία (paroikía).

Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): [ˈ(p)fɑʁɐ], [ˈfaʁɐ] (most of Germany)
    • IPA(key): [ˈpfɑrɐ], [ˈpfɑrːɐ] (Austro-Bavarian)
    • IPA(key): [ˈpfɑrːər] (Swiss, conservative Austro-Bavarian)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Pfarrer m (strong, genitive Pfarrers, plural Pfarrer, feminine Pfarrerin)

  1. (Christianity) pastor (clergyman who serves a parish)
    Synonym: Pastor

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Descendants[edit]

  • Lower Sorbian: faraŕ

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