catholicoi

catholicos

[kuh-thol-i-kuhs, -kos]
noun, plural catholicoses, catholicoi [kuh-thol-i-koi] .
1.
(often initial capital letter) Eastern Church.
a.
any of the heads of certain autocephalous churches.
b.
(in some autocephalous churches) a primate subject to a patriarch and having authority over metropolitans.
2.
(in the early Christian church) the head of monasteries in the same city.


Origin:
1615–25; < Late Greek katholikós, noun use of Greek adj.; see catholic

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Catholicos (kəˈθɒlɪkɒs)
 
n
the patriarch of the Armenian Church
 
[C17: from Greek katholikos; see catholic]

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