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Classical NahuatlEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish iglesia (church), ultimately from Ancient Greek.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

iglesia (inanimate, plural iglesia)

  1. (colonial, Christianity) (it is) a church.

Proper nounEdit

iglesia (inanimate)

  1. (colonial) (it is) the Roman Catholic Church.

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PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish iglesia.

NounEdit

iglesia

  1. church

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish eglesia (9th century), a semi-learned descendant of Vulgar Latin eclesia, from Latin ecclēsia, fom Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía, assembly)[1]. Cognate with Galician igrexa, Portuguese igreja, Catalan església, Occitan glèisa, French église and Italian chiesa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iˈɡlesja/, [iˈɣlesja]

NounEdit

iglesia f (plural iglesias)

  1. (Christianity) church

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