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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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