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From Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, “overseer”), from ἐπί (epi, “over”) + σκοπός (skopos, “watcher, lookout, guardian”).
episcopus m (genitive episcopī); second declension
- (Later Latin) An overseer, supervisor, bishop; an official in a Christian church who governs a region of the church sometimes called a diocese, or a similar official in other religions.
- (Later Latin, chess) bishop