bishop etymology

Middle English word bishop comes from Latin episcopus, and later Old English biscop (Bishop.)

Detailed word origin of bishop

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
episcopus Latin (lat) (Late Latin) an overseer, supervisor, bishop in a Christian church who governs a diocese. (Medieval Latin, chess, uncommon) a bishop.
ebiscopus Latin (lat)
biscopus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
biscop Old English (ang) Bishop.
biscop Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as bishop

Descendants of episcopus
bischop bischopdom biscop bishophood bisshop bisshopriche byschopryke bysschopriche