πατριάρχης

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πᾰτρῐᾱ́ (patriā́) +‎ -ᾰ́ρχης (-árkhēs)

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πᾰτρῐᾰ́ρχης (patriárkhēsm (genitive πᾰτρῐᾰ́ρχου); first declension

  1. (Judaism and Christianity) a patriarch (the father or chief of a race)
    • 300 BCE – 200 BCE, Septuagint, 1 Chronicles 27.22
    • Act.Ap. 2.29
    • Act.Ap. 7.8
    • Ep.Hebr. 7.4
  2. (Christianity, as Πατριάρχης in titular use) a patriarch (borne as a title by the bishops of Rome, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria)

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek πατριάρχης (patriárkhēs)

Noun[edit]

πατριάρχης (patriárchism (plural πατριάρχες)

  1. (religion) patriarch (rank in church hierarchy)
  2. (religion) patriarch (character in the Old Testament)
  3. (religion) patriarch (clan chief)

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