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igreja

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese ygreja, from Latin ecclēsia (church), from Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía, congregation). Cognate with Galician igrexa, Catalan església, French église, Italian chiesa Occitan glèisa and Spanish iglesia.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /i.ˈɣɾɐ.ʒɐ/, /i.ˈɣɾɐj.ʒɐ/, /i.ˈɣɾe.ʒɐ/, /i.ˈɣɾej.ʒɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /i.ˈɡɾe.ʒɐ/
  • Hyphenation: i‧gre‧ja

NounEdit

igreja f (plural igrejas)

  1. church (a house of worship)
  2. (Christianity) a Christian denomination

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