kirkegård

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Etymology[edit]

Old Norse kirkjugarðr, equivalently kirke (church) +‎ gård (yard).

Noun[edit]

kirkegård c (singular definite kirkegården, plural indefinite kirkegårde)

  1. cemetery, graveyard
    • 2012, Lars Halskov, Jacob Svendsen, Et land i krig, Politikens Forlag, →ISBN:
      Oppe på bakken bag den muslimske kirkegård []
      Up on the hill, behind the Muslim cemetery []
    • 2008, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Mette Haakonsen, Memento mori: døden i Danmark i tværfagligt lys:
      På den muslimske kirkegård opstilles ikke store monumenter, hvilket ellers er almindeligt hos nogle muslimske grupper, []
      On the Muslim cemetery, large monuments are not erected, which is otherwise normal in some Muslim groups, []
    • 2007, Erik Haaest, Hipofolk: Lorenzengruppen danske terrorister i nazitiden, →ISBN:
      [] det ældgamle, indiske dødstegn, som kan ses på ethvert buddhistisk tempel eller ditto kirkegård i Østen.
      [] the ancient Indian sigil of death [the swastika] which can be seen in any Buddhist temple or Buddhist cemetery in the East.
    • 1998, Gyldendals religionsleksikon: religion/livsanskuelse, Gyldendal A/S, page 498:
      Bevægelsens hovedsæde er Koya-bjerget sydøst for Kyoto, med stor kirkegård og Kukais mausoleum, et yndet valfartssted.
      The capital of the movement [Shingon] is the Koya mountain south-east of Kyoto, with a large cemetery and Kukai's mausoleum, a popular destination for pilgrims.

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Despite its etymology, this word is also sometimes used for cemeteries not associated with a church, or with a religion other than Christianity; gravplads (grave-place) and begravelsesplads (burial-place) are examples of religiously neutral terms.

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Etymology[edit]

From kirke +‎ gård

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Noun[edit]

kirkegård m (definite singular kirkegården, indefinite plural kirkegårder, definite plural kirkegårdene)

  1. cemetery, graveyard

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