kerk

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kerk.

Noun[edit]

kerk (plural kerke)

  1. church

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch kerke, from Old Dutch kirika, from late Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ, an early borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

Noun[edit]

kerk f (plural kerken, diminutive kerkje n)

  1. church, house of Christian worship
  2. (mostly capitalized) church, confessional religious organization

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