kerkhof

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch kerchof. Equivalent to kerk (church) +‎ hof (court, garden, yard).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛrk.ɦɔf/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kerk‧hof

Noun[edit]

kerkhof n (plural kerkhoven, diminutive kerkhofje n)

  1. churchyard, a Christian cemetery
    Synonyms: begraafplaats, dodenakker, godsakker
  2. (by extension) cemetery
    Synonyms: begraafplaats, dodenakker, godsakker