ἐπίσκοπος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /e.pís.ko.pos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ɛˈpis.ko.pos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /eˈpis.ko.pos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /eˈpis.ko.pos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /eˈpis.ko.pos/
  • Etymology 1[edit]

    From ἐπι- (epi-, upon) +‎ σκοπός (skopós, watcher, lookout, guardian).

    Noun[edit]

    ἐπίσκοπος (epískoposm (genitive ἐπισκόπου); second declension

    1. watcher, guardian
    2. scout, watch
    3. overseer, supervisor, inspector
    4. (Christianity) an ecclesiastical superintendent, bishop
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    Etymology 2[edit]

    From ἐπι- (epi-, upon) +‎ σκοπός (skopós, aim, target)

    Adjective[edit]

    ἐπίσκοπος (epískoposm, f (neuter ἐπίσκοπον); second declension

    1. hitting the mark, target
    2. successful
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