esgob

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh esgob, from Old Welsh escop, from Proto-Brythonic *eskob, a borrowing from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, overseer). Cognate with Cornish epskop, Breton eskob.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛsɡɔb/, [ˈɛskɔb]

Noun[edit]

esgob m (plural esgobion or esgyb)

  1. bishop, prelate
  2. (chess) bishop

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Welsh · darnau gwyddbwyll (layout · text)
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brenin brenhines castell esgob marchog gwerinwr

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
esgob unchanged unchanged hesgob
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “esgob”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies