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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kerk.

NounEdit

kerk (plural kerke)

  1. church

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch kerke, from Old Dutch kirika, from late Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ, an early borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kerk f (plural kerken, diminutive kerkje n)

  1. church, house of Christian worship
  2. (mostly capitalized) church, confessional religious organization

Derived termsEdit