episcopus

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, overseer), from ἐπί (epí, over) + σκοπός (skopós, watcher, lookout, guardian).

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episcopus m (genitive episcopī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) an overseer, supervisor, bishop in a Christian church who governs a diocese

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative episcopus episcopī
Genitive episcopī episcopōrum
Dative episcopō episcopīs
Accusative episcopum episcopōs
Ablative episcopō episcopīs
Vocative episcope episcopī

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