chirche

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Noun[edit]

chirche (plural chirches)

  1. Obsolete spelling of church

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English ċiriċe, from Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ, borrowed from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃir(ə)tʃ(ə)/
  • (Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈkirk(ə)/

Noun[edit]

chirche (plural chirches or chirchen)

  1. church, cathedral
  2. temple, synagogue
  3. clergy, priests
  4. religious organisation or community
  5. Christendom, the whole of Christianity
  6. The Roman Catholic Church
  7. A regional branch of Christianity

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