protopope

[ proh-tuh-pohp ]
/ ˈproʊ təˌpoʊp /
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noun

the ranking priest in a cathedral of the Eastern Church.

Nearby words

  1. protoplasm,
  2. protoplasmic astrocyte,
  3. protoplast,
  4. protopod,
  5. protopodite,
  6. protoporphyria,
  7. protoporphyrin,
  8. protoporphyrin ix,
  9. protopresbyter,
  10. protosemitic

Origin of protopope

1655–65; < Russian protopóp < Late Greek protopapâs. See proto-, pope

Also called protopresbyter.

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