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ˈɛp ɑr kieparchy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eparchynoun

    a province in ancient Greece

  2. eparchy, exarchatenoun

    a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church


  1. eparchynoun

    one of the districts of the Roman Empire at the third echelon

  2. eparchynoun

    one of the administrative sub-provincial units of post-Ottoman independent Greece

  3. eparchynoun

    in pre-schism Christian Church, name for a province under the supervision of the metropolitan

  4. eparchynoun

    in Eastern Christendom, diocese of a bishop

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eparchynoun

    a province, prefecture, or territory, under the jurisdiction of an eparch or governor; esp., in modern Greece, one of the larger subdivisions of a monarchy or province of the kingdom; in Russia, a diocese or archdiocese

  2. Etymology: [Gr. the post or office of an .]


  1. Eparchy

    Eparchy is an anglicized Greek word, authentically Latinized as eparchia, which can be loosely translated as the rule or jurisdiction over something, such as a province, prefecture, or territory. It has specific meanings both in politics, history and in the hierarchy of the Eastern Christian churches. In secular use, the word eparchy denotes an administrative district in the Roman Empire / Byzantine Empire, or in modern Greece or Cyprus. In ecclesiastical use, an eparchy is a territorial diocese governed by a bishop of one of the Eastern churches. It is part of a metropolis, which is further divided into parishes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eparchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eparchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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