iglesia

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish iglesia (church), from Old Spanish eglesia, from Vulgar Latin eclesia, from Latin ecclēsia, fom Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía, assembly)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

iglesia (inanimate, plural iglesia)

  1. (colonial, Christianity) (it is) a church.

Proper noun[edit]

iglesia (inanimate)

  1. (colonial) (it is) the Roman Catholic Church.

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Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish iglesia.

Noun[edit]

iglesia

  1. church

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish eglesia (9th century), a semi-learned descendant of Vulgar Latin eclesia, from Latin ecclēsia, fom Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía, assembly)[1]. Cognate with Galician igrexa, Portuguese igreja, Catalan església, Occitan glèisa, French église and Italian chiesa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈɡlesja/, [iˈɣlesja]

Noun[edit]

iglesia f (plural iglesias)

  1. (Christianity) church

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Descendants[edit]

  • Chavacano: iglesya
  • Palenquero: ilesia
  • Papiamentu: iglesia
  • Tagalog: iglesia

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