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Kirk

[kurk] /kɜrk/
noun
1.
Grayson (Louis) 1903–1997, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1953–68.
2.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for g. louis kirk

kirk

/kɜːk; Scottish kɪrk/
noun
1.
a Scot word for church
2.
a Scottish church
Word Origin
C12: from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English ciricechurch

Kirk1

/kɜːk; Scottish kɪrk/
noun
1.
(informal) the Kirk, the Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Kirk2

/kɜːk/
noun
1.
Norman. 1923–74, prime minister of New Zealand (1972–74)
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Word Origin and History for g. louis kirk

kirk

n.

c.1200, northern England and Scottish dialectal form of church, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kirkja "church," from Old English cirice (see church).

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