kermis

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ker·mis

also ker·mess or kir·mess  (kûr′mĭs)
n.
1. An outdoor fair in the Low Countries.
2. A fundraising fair or carnival.

[Dutch, from Middle Dutch kercmisse, Mass on the anniversary of a church dedication (on which day was held a yearly fair) : kerc, church (ultimately from Late Greek kūriakon, kūrikon (dōma), (house) of the lord; see church) + misse, Mass (from Late Latin missa; see Mass).]

kermis

(ˈkɜːmɪs) or

kirmess

n
1. (formerly, esp in Holland and Northern Germany) an annual country festival or carnival
2. US and Canadian a similar event, esp one held to collect money for charity
[C16: from Middle Dutch kercmisse, from kerc church + misse Mass; originally a festival held to celebrate the dedication of a church]

ker•mis

or ker•mess

(ˈkɜr mɪs)

n.
1. (in the Low Countries) a local annual outdoor fair or festival.
2. a similar entertainment usu. for charitable purposes.
[1570–80; < Dutch, earlier ker(c)misse (kerc church + misse mass2); orig. a fair at the dedication of a church]
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