Welsh

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Etymology

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From Middle Welsh esgob, from Old Welsh escop, from Proto-Brythonic *eskob, a borrowing from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, overseer). Cognate with Cornish epskop, Breton eskob.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛsɡɔb/, [ˈɛskɔb]

Noun

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esgob m (plural esgobion or esgyb)

  1. bishop, prelate
  2. (chess) bishop
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See also

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Chess pieces in Welsh · darnau gwyddbwyll (layout · text)
           
brenin brenhines castell esgob marchog gwerinwr

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
esgob unchanged unchanged hesgob
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “esgob”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies