πάπας

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Twice borrowed: the Byzantine Greek πάπας (pápas, pope) -also medieval παπᾶς (papâs, priest)-[1], from Medieval Latin papa, from late Koine Greek πάπας (pápas, christian priest; bishop of Rome), from Ancient Greek πάππας (páppas, papa, daddy)[2], an imitative/nursery word (See French papa).

Noun[edit]

πάπας (pápasm (plural πάπες)

  1. (religion) pope, the bishop of Rome

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ πάπας in Kriaras, Emmanuel. (n.d.) Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100‑1669) Vols. I‑XIV.] (in Greek), Online edition (here, in monotonic script)
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “πάπας”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre