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catholicos

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noun ca·thol·i·cos \kə-ˈthȯ-li-kȯs\

Definition of catholicos

plural ca·thol·i·cos·esplay \-kȯ-səz\ or ca·thol·i·coiplay \-ˌkȯi\

  1. :  a primate of certain Eastern churches and especially of the Armenian or of the Nestorian church



Origin of catholicos

Late Greek katholikos, from Greek, general


First Known Use: 1878


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