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NounEdit

chirche (plural chirches)

  1. Obsolete spelling of church

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English ċiriċe, from Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ, borrowed from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃir(ə)tʃ(ə)/
  • (Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈkirk(ə)/

NounEdit

chirche (plural chirches or chirchen)

  1. church, cathedral
  2. temple, synagogue
  3. clergy, priests
  4. religious organisation or community
  5. Christendom, the whole of Christianity
  6. The Roman Catholic Church
  7. A regional branch of Christianity

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