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A bishop (chess)

Etymology

Old English biscop, from Vulgar Latin biscopus, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] episcopus (overseer, supervisor), from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos), overseer), from ἐπί (epi), over) + σκοπέω (skopeō), I examine).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbɪʃəp/

Noun

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bishop

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  1. A high ranking official in the Catholic church who governs a diocese, or a similar official in other denominations and religions.
  2. (chess) A piece that may be moved only diagonally.
  3. (slang) penis (see bash the bishop).

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