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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, funfair

Usage notesEdit

The word is common throughout western and central Germany. It is also used in some parts of northern and southern Germany, but may not be familiar to speakers from certain regions.

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