archiepiscopus

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek ἀρχιεπίσκοπος (arkhiepískopos), from ἀρχι- (arkhi-, first, chief) + ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, overseer), from ἐπισκοπέω (episkopéō, I watch over), from ἐπι- (epi-, over), + σκοπέω (skopéō, I examine).

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Noun

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archiepiscopus m (genitive archiepiscopī); second declension (Late Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin)

  1. (Christianity) archbishop; a bishop who heads or presides over a group of dioceses called a province.
    Synonym: (medieval) archipraesul

Declension

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative archiepiscopus archiepiscopī
Genitive archiepiscopī archiepiscopōrum
Dative archiepiscopō archiepiscopīs
Accusative archiepiscopum archiepiscopōs
Ablative archiepiscopō archiepiscopīs
Vocative archiepiscope archiepiscopī

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