paparchy etymology

English word paparchy comes from Latin papa, English -archy (Form of government or rule.)

Detailed word origin of paparchy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
papa Latin (lat) (ecclesiastical Latin) The pope (the Roman Catholic bishop of Rome).. (ecclesiastical Latin) bishop. (ecclesiastical Latin) patriarch (in primatial sees, notably Coptic Alexandria).. An infant's cry for food, compare the bua for drinks. Father.
-archy English (eng) Form of government or rule.
paparchy English (eng) Government by a pope; papal rule.

Words with the same origin as paparchy

Descendants of papa
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Descendants of -archy
anthroparchy biarchy cryptarchy demarchy exilarchy hagiarchy hecatarchy heterarchy hydrarchy hyperarchy iatrarchy kritarchy kyriarchal kyriarchy minarchy ochlarchy octarchy partyarchy patriarchate phylarchy polyarchic polyarchy squirearchy triarchy