superintendent etymology

English word superintendent comes from Ancient Greek ἐπί, Ancient Greek σκοπός, Ancient Greek σκοπέω, Old Armenian մակադիտող

Detailed word origin of superintendent

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἐπί Ancient Greek (grc)
σκοπός Ancient Greek (grc)
σκοπέω Ancient Greek (grc)
մակադիտող Old Armenian (xcl)
ἐπισκοπέω Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐπίσκοπος Ancient Greek (grc)
superintendens Ecclesiastical Latin (la-ecc)
superintendent English (eng) (chiefly, US) A janitor.. A person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something.. A police rank used in Commonwealth countries, ranking above chief inspector, and below chief superintendent.. The manager of a building, usually a communal residence, who is responsible for keeping the facilities functional and often collecting rent or similar payments, either as also the [...]

Words with the same origin as superintendent

Descendants of ἐπί
archbishop bishop epic epidemic epilepsy episode oui pope
Descendants of σκοπός
horoscope scope
Descendants of σκοπέω
hepatitis microscope microscopic telescope