kreis

noun
\ ˈkrīs \
plural kreise\ -​īzə \

Definition of kreis

: a unit of local government in Germany corresponding to a county

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History and Etymology for kreis

German, literally, circle, from Old High German kreiz; akin to Middle Low German kreit, krēt circle, krīt enclosed combat area

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“Kreis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kreis. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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