Complete Definition of "pope"

see|Pope
English

Pronunciation
(UK) AHD|/pÅp/, IPA|/pÉÊp/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
(US) IPA|/poÊp/
audio|en-us-pope.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊp|-ÉÊp

Etymology 1
Old English papa#Old English|pÄpa, from post-classical Latin papa, from Byzantine Greek polytonic|ÏαÏάÏ, variant of AGr. polytonic|ÏάÏÏÎ±Ï âdaddy, papaâ.

Noun
en-noun

  1. Christianity The bishop of Rome; the head of the Roman Catholic church.
  2. context|by extension The head of any religion.

#*2007 May 5, Ted Koppel (guest), Wait, Wait... Donât tell me!, National Public Radio
#*: I really did want to interview the pope. Any pope. I'm not particular.

  1. (Eastern Christianity) The Bishop or Patriarch of Alexandria.

#: usage: In Coptic Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Alexandria is normally styled as Pope Name, e.g. Pope Shenouda: In Eastern Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Alexandria is officially styled as Pope of Alexandria, but only in liturgy, official documents and intercessions, and not so addressed in daily conversations.

  1. A small Eurasian freshwater fish, Gymnocephalus cernua.
  2. Any of various birds having reddish plumage on the breast, especially the bullfinch.

Related terms
top2
antipope
bishop
papal
mid2
papacy
papist
patriarch

Derived terms
popemobile, Popemobile
pope's living room|popeâs living room

Translations
trans-top|head of Roman Catholic Church
Afrikaans: pous
Arabic: t-|ar|بابا|sc=Arab
Bosnian: t-|bs|papa|m
Chinese: æç
Croatian: t-|hr|papa|m
Czech: t-|cs|papež|m
Danish: t-|da|pave
Dutch: t+|nl|paus|m
Filipino: papa (more common: "Santo Papa")
Finnish: t+|fi|paavi
French: t+|fr|pape|m
German: t+|de|Papst|m
Greek: t+|el|ÏάÏαÏ|m|sc=Grek (pápas)
Hebrew: t+|he|×פ×פ××ר|sc=Hebr
Hungarian: t+|hu|pápa
Ido: papo
Indonesian: t+|id|paus|xs=Indonesian
Italian: t+|it|papa|m, t-|it|pontefice|m
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Japanese: æ³ç (ã»ããã, hÅÅ), æç (ããããã, kyÅkÅ)(in history and religion)
Korean: ë¡ë§ êµí© (roma gyohwang)
Latin: t+|la|papa|m, t+|la|pater|m
Limburgish: paus
Luxembourgish: poopst
Polish: t+|pl|papież|m
Portuguese: t+|pt|papa|m
Romanian: t+|ro|papÄ|m
Russian: папа ÑимÑкий m
Serbian:

Slovak: pápež m
Slovene: t+|sl|papež|m
Spanish: papa m
Swedish: t+|sv|påve|c
Turkish: t+|tr|papa
Welsh: t-|cy|pab|xs=Welsh
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Etymology 2
From Old Church Slavonic RUchar|Ð¿Ð¾Ð¿Ñ ( > Russian RUchar|поп, Polish pop#Polish|pop), from Gothic ðð°ðð° âpriestâ, from Byzantine Greek as Etymology 1, above.

Noun
en-noun

  1. (in Russian tradition) An Eastern Orthodox priest.

Translations
Greek: t+|el|ÏαÏάÏ|m|sc=Grek (papás)

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