To educate someone religiously, as in in a church.
Other Word Forms of Church
Origin of Church
From Middle English chirche, from Old English ċiriċe (“church”), from Proto-Germanic *kirikǭ, an early borrowing of Ancient Greek κυριακόν (kuriakon), neuter form of κυριακός (kuriakos, “belonging to the lord”), from κύριος (kurios, “ruler, lord”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱēw-, *ḱwā- (“to swell, spread out, be strong, prevail”).
Middle English chirche from Old English cirice ultimately from Medieval Greek kūrikon from Late Greek kūriakon (dōma) the Lord's (house) neuter of Greek kūriakos of the lord from kūrios lord keuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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