bažnyčia

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Lithuanian[edit]

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Bažnyčia (1)

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Old East Slavic божница (božnica, church, capel), probably specifically from the dialectal form бозьница (bozĭnica) (cf. Proto-Slavic *božьnica, Belarusian бажніца (bažnica, shelf with icons; house of prayer), ultimately from Proto-Slavic *bogъ (god) or *božьnъ (divine). Cognate with Latvian baznīca.

Noun[edit]

bažnyčia f (plural bažnyčios)

  1. church (building used for worship by Christians); (greater than usually) basilica
    bažnyčios varpas, bokštaschurch bell, tower
    eiti į bažnyčią(if as an idiom) to visit a church on religious intent
    vargonų koncertas bažnyčiojeperformance of organ playing in a church
    Visų Šventųjų, Šv. Jurgio, Šv. Onos bažnyčiaAll Saints', St George's, St Anne's church
  2. church (organization of Christian believers belonging to one denomination)
    katalikų, liuteronų, anglikonų bažnyčiathe Catholic, the Lutheran, the Anglican church
    stačiatikių bažnyčiathe Orthodox church
    krikščionių bažnyčios istorijathe history of the Christian church

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