kerk

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kerk, from Middle Dutch kerke, from Old Dutch kirica, from Proto-West Germanic *kirikā, an early borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kerk (plural kerke)

  1. church

Descendants[edit]

  • Phuthi: ikereke
  • Shona: kirike
  • Sotho: kereke
  • Venda: gereke

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch kerke, from Old Dutch kirica, from Proto-West Germanic *kirikā, an early borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɛrk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kerk
  • Rhymes: -ɛrk

Noun[edit]

kerk m or f (plural kerken, diminutive kerkje n)

  1. church, house of Christian worship
  2. (occasionally capitalized) church, confessional religious organization
  3. church, temple, non-Christian house of worship

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