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Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Chilä, Chile, Chille (Aargau, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Lucerne, Schwyz, Unterwalden, Uri, Zug, St Gallen (Amden), Zurich)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kirche, from Old High German chirihha, from Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ, a borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón). Cognate with German Kirche, Dutch kerk, English church.

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NounEdit

Chilche f (plural Chilche, diminutive Chilcheli)

  1. (Aargau, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Grisons, Nidwalden, St Gallen, Tessin, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Valais, Zurich (Weinland)) church
    • 1978, Rolf Lyssey and Christa Maerker, Die Schweizermacher (transcript):
      Si, wi haist jetzt au no di Pizzeria in Lecce, hinder de Chile?
      Hey, what's the name of the pizzeria in Lecce, behind the church?