Etymology
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minster (n.)

Old English mynster "the church of a monastery" (8c.), from Late Latin monasterium (see monastery). Compare Old French moustier, French moûtier, Old Irish manister. Probably originally "a monastery," then "the church of a monastery." As many such churches in England came to be cathedrals, the word sometimes is used for "cathedral."

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muenster (n.)

type of semi-soft, strong-flavored cow's-milk cheese, 1902, from Münster, mountain valley in Alsace, where it is made; the place name is German, literally "minster."

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