bisshop etymology

Middle English word bisshop comes from Ancient Greek επίσκοπος, Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος, and later Old English biscop (Bishop.)

Detailed word origin of bisshop

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
επίσκοπος Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐπίσκοπος Ancient Greek (grc)
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 bisshop

Descendants of επίσκοπος
bischop bischopdom biscop bishop bishophood bisshopriche byschopryke bysschopriche
Descendants of ἐπίσκοπος