kirkja

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Faroese[edit]

Viðareiðis kirkja - the church of Viðareiði.
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice, from Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ (whence also Old High German chirihha), from Byzantine Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón) (δόμα) ‘Lord's (house)’, from Ancient Greek κύριος (kúrios, lord).

Noun[edit]

kirkja f (genitive singular kirkju, plural kirkjur)

  1. church

Declension[edit]

Declension of kirkja
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative kirkja kirkjan kirkjur kirkjurnar
accusative kirkju kirkjuna kirkjur kirkjurnar
dative kirkju kirkjuni kirkjum kirkjunum
genitive kirkju kirkjunnar kirkja kirkjanna

Icelandic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice.[1]

Noun[edit]

kirkja f (genitive singular kirkju, nominative plural kirkjur)

  1. church

Declension[edit]

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English cirice, from late Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ, from Byzantine Greek κυριακόν (δόμα) (kuriakón (dóma), Lord's (house)), from Ancient Greek κύριος (kúrios, lord).

Noun[edit]

kirkja f (genitive kirkju, plural kirkjur)

  1. church (Christian house of worship)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • kirkja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press