episcopal vs pontifical what difference

what is difference between episcopal and pontifical

English

Etymology

From Middle English episcopal, from Late Latin episcopālis, from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, watchman, overseer).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈpɪs.kə.pl̩/

Adjective

episcopal (comparative more episcopal, superlative most episcopal)

  1. Of or relating to the affairs of a bishop in various Christian churches.

Related terms

  • episcopacy
  • episcopalian
  • Episcopalian
  • episcopy

Translations

See also

  • episcope (unrelated)

Anagrams

  • coapplies

Catalan

Etymology

From Late Latin episcopālis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ə.pis.koˈpal/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ə.pis.kuˈpal/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /e.pis.koˈpal/

Adjective

episcopal (masculine and feminine plural episcopals)

  1. episcopal

Further reading

  • “episcopal” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “episcopal” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “episcopal” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “episcopal” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Late Latin episcopālis

Adjective

episcopal m or f (plural episcopais, comparable)

  1. (ecclesiastical) episcopal (relating to bishops)

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French épiscopal and Latin episcopālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌe.pis.koˈpal/

Adjective

episcopal m or n (feminine singular episcopală, masculine plural episcopali, feminine and neuter plural episcopale)

  1. episcopal

Declension

Related terms

  • arhiepiscop
  • episcop
  • episcopie

Spanish

Etymology

From Late Latin episcopālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /episkoˈpal/, [e.pis.koˈpal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: e‧pis‧co‧pal

Adjective

episcopal (plural episcopales)

  1. episcopal

Derived terms

  • arquiepiscopal

Further reading

  • “episcopal” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


English

Etymology

Latin pontificalis.

Adjective

pontifical (comparative more pontifical, superlative most pontifical)

  1. Of or pertaining to a pontiff.
    1. Of or pertaining to a bishop; episcopal.
    2. Of or pertaining to a pope; papal.
  2. Pompous, dignified or dogmatic.
  3. Splendid; magnificent.
  4. Of or pertaining to the pontifices of Ancient Rome.
  5. (chiefly poetic) Of or relating to the building or forming of bridges.

Derived terms

  • pontifical cell

Translations

Noun

pontifical (plural pontificals)

  1. A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.

Usage notes

The plural, pontificals, refers to “the vestments of a bishop”.


French

Adjective

pontifical (feminine singular pontificale, masculine plural pontificaux, feminine plural pontificales)

  1. pontifical

Further reading

  • “pontifical” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Romanian

Etymology

From French pontifical, from Latin pontificalis.

Adjective

pontifical m or n (feminine singular pontificală, masculine plural pontificali, feminine and neuter plural pontificale)

  1. pontifical

Declension


Spanish

Adjective

pontifical (plural pontificales)

  1. pontifical

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