episcopus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, overseer), from ἐπί (epi, over) + σκοπός (skopos, watcher, lookout, guardian).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

episcopus m (genitive episcopī); second declension

  1. (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.
  2. (Later Latin, chess) bishop

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative episcopus episcopī
genitive episcopī episcopōrum
dative episcopō episcopīs
accusative episcopum episcopōs
ablative episcopō episcopīs
vocative episcope episcopī

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: vescovo, episcopo
  • Occitan: avesque
  • Old Portuguese: bispo
  • Portuguese: bispo, epíscopo (borrowing)
  • Romansch: uvestg
  • Sardinian: obíscu
  • Scottish Gaelic: easbaig
  • Sicilian: vìscuvu
  • Spanish: obispo
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 11:49