AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kerk, from Middle Dutch kerke, from Old Dutch kirica, from Proto-West Germanic *kirikā, an early borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kerk (plural kerke)

  1. church

DescendantsEdit

  • Phuthi: ikereke
  • Shona: kirike
  • Sotho: kereke
  • Venda: gereke

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch kerke, from Old Dutch kirica, from Proto-West Germanic *kirikā, an early borrowing from Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakón).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɛrk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kerk
  • Rhymes: -ɛrk

NounEdit

kerk f (plural kerken, diminutive kerkje n)

  1. church, house of Christian worship
  2. (occasionally capitalized) church, confessional religious organization
  3. church, temple, non-Christian house of worship

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DescendantsEdit