kil

kil.

kilometer; kilometers.
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kil
first element in many Celtic place names, lit. "cell (of a hermit), church, burial place," from Gael. and Ir. -cil, from cill, gradational variant of ceall "cell, church, burial place," from L. cella (see cell).
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