episcopus

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

episcopus m ‎(genitive episcopī); second declension

  1. (Later Latin) An overseer, supervisor, bishop; an official in a Christian church who governs a region of the church sometimes called a diocese, or a similar official in other religions.
  2. (Later Latin, chess) A bishop.

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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See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Latin · latrunculi, milites scaccorum (layout · text)
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rex regina turris episcopus eques pedes

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