kermesse

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kermesse ‎(plural kermesses)

  1. Alternative form of kirmess

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kermis, a bastardization of kerk ‎(church) + mis ‎(mass). Compare German Kirmes ‎(church mass).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kermesse f ‎(plural kermesses)

  1. fête

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French kermesse.

Noun[edit]

kermesse f ‎(invariable)

  1. kermis
  2. social event, gathering, meeting, gala