Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a typical tanager, Tanagra episcopus.
“The independence of the diaconate appears earlier and more clearly in the oldest sources than that of the priesthood, chiefly because of the long-continued fluctuation in the meaning of the titles episcopus and presbyter, which until the middle of the second century were interchangeable and synonymous terms.”
“Tillemont was of opinion that the dear brother Gregory referred to in this letter is Gregory of Nyssa; but Maran points out that the events referred to are the same as those described in Letter xxxii., and supposes the word episcopus to have been inserted by a commentator.”
“Bishop and évêque, both directly from Latin episcopus, which is from Greek epískopos.”
“Another argument favoring 'episcopus' in the sense of bishop is that a salt pan is production equipment, more likely belonging to the owner of the salt works rather than personal property of the superintendent.”
“Pastor considered an explanation of the title "episcopus" equally necessary.”
“Saint Francis and Saint Anthony, the Seraphic Founder and the Learned Apostle (meo episcopus) of the Franciscan Order, are two great "figures" [not real figures, mind you, but the fake kind that need to go in quotation marks] who have stirred the perpetual engine [the what?] of humble and simple spirituality, a perpetual source for all people who are suffering from an existential aridity.”
“The first word translates as “of Viventius”, and the second could mean either that Viventius was the episcopus or that Viventius was subordinate to the episcopus.”
“A few larger birds are still present in Khao Ang Ru Nai, including, at least until the early 1990s, up to five pairs of woolly-necked stork (Ciconia episcopus, the last such remaining in Thailand), pompadour pigeon (Treron pompadora), and green imperial pigeon (Ducula aenea).”
“Large populations of the woolly-necked stork (Ciconia episcopus) occur on grassy plains and gallery forest along rivers.”
“Some other birds that deserve conservation attention as focal species because of their need for relatively intact habitat and low tolerances of disturbance include the woolly-necked stork (Ciconia episcopus), white-bellied sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), and Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris).”
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