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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BISH-əp

Meaning & History

Means simply "bishop", ultimately from Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos) meaning "overseer". It probably originally referred to a person who served a bishop.