Kirmes

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kirmesse, contraction of kirche (church) + messe (mass).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɪʁməs], [ˈkɪɐ̯məs]

NounEdit

Kirmes f (genitive Kirmes, plural Kirmessen)

  1. (regional) fair (celebration)

Usage notesEdit

The word is common throughout western Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse). It is also used in various other parts of Germany, but may not be familiar to speakers from certain regions.

SynonymsEdit

Last modified on 15 December 2013, at 12:11