Kirchhof

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kirchhof (land around a church). Analyzable as Kirche +‎ Hof. The semantic development is determined by Middle Low German kerkhof, which came to mean “graveyard” because graveyards have traditionally tended to be established around churches. Compare the same in Dutch kerkhof (graveyard).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪʁçˌhoːf/
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NounEdit

Kirchhof m (genitive Kirchhofes or Kirchhofs, plural Kirchhöfe)

  1. (dated, regional, Northern Germany) graveyard

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