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ἐπίσκοπος

Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From ἐπί (epí, upon) + σκοπός (skopós, watcher, lookout, guardian).

NounEdit

ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos) (genitive ἐπισκόπου); m, second declension

  1. watcher, guardian
  2. scout, watch
  3. overseer, supervisor, inspector
  4. (Christianity) an ecclesiastical superintendent, bishop
InflectionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From ἐπί (epí, upon) + σκοπός (skopós, aim, target)

AdjectiveEdit

ἐπίσκοπος (epískoposm, ἐπίσκοπος f, ἐπίσκοπον n; second declension

  1. hitting the mark, target
  2. successful
InflectionEdit

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