girku

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kirkja, from Old English circe, from Proto-West Germanic *kirikā, from Byzantine Greek κυριακόν (δόμα) (kuriakón (dóma), Lord's (house)), from Ancient Greek κύριος (kúrios, Lord).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈkirːkuː/

Noun[edit]

girku

  1. church

Inflection[edit]

Even u-stem, no gradation
Nominative girku
Genitive girku
girkọ
Singular Plural
Nominative girku girkut
Accusative girku girkūid
Genitive girku
girkọ
girkūid
Illative girkui girkūide
Locative girkus girkūin
Comitative girkūin girkūiguin
Essive girkun
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person girkon girkome girkomet
2nd person girkot girkode girkodet
3rd person girkus girkuska girkuset

Alternative forms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland