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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ἔκκλητος (ékklētos, summoned) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā, abstract noun suffix), from ἐκκαλέω (ekkaléō, to call forth, summon), from ἐκ (ek) + καλέω (kaléō). The τ (t) changes to σ (s) by palatalization and assibilation, triggered by the following ι (i).

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NounEdit

ἐκκλησῐ́ᾱ (ekklēsíāf (genitive ἐκκλησῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. assembly
  2. congregation, church

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