kirk

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Either from Old Norse kirkja (Middle English kyrke) or Old English cirice.

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Noun[edit]

kirk (plural kirks)

  1. (Northern England and Scotland) A church.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      When she sang in the kirk, folk have told me that they had a foretaste of the musick of the New Jerusalem, and when she came in by the village of Caulds old men stottered to their doors to look at her.
    • 1941 January, C. Hamilton Ellis, “The Scottish Station”, in Railway Magazine, page 3:
      But long, long ago an enthusiastic reporter called it a "fairy palace," and the office building on the west side was once a church. Hence, in North British phraseology, to "gang tae the Kirk" meant to be had up on the carpet.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kirkja or Old English cirice.

Noun[edit]

kirk (plural kirks)

  1. church
  2. temple

Verb[edit]

kirk (third-person singular simple present kirks, present participle kirkin, simple past kirkit, past participle kirkit)

  1. (transitive) to bring to church for burial

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