from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of a typical tanager, Tanagra episcopus.


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  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • 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.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • Bishop and évêque, both directly from Latin episcopus, which is from Greek epískopos.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 2

  • 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.

    A Bishop of Chester?

  • Pastor considered an explanation of the title "episcopus" equally necessary.

    The Ancient Church Its History, Doctrine, Worship, and Constitution

  • 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 Dragon's Mailbag

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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).

    Chao Phraya lowland moist deciduous forests

  • Large populations of the woolly-necked stork (Ciconia episcopus) occur on grassy plains and gallery forest along rivers.

    Angolan scarp savanna and woodlands

  • 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).

    East Deccan dry-evergreen forests


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