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Etymology of the French word diocese

the Old French word diocese
derived from the Late Latin word diocesis (diocese, province; Roman provincial district)
derived from the Greek word dioikesis, διοίκησις
derived from the Greek word dioikein
derived from the Greek word oikos, οἶκος (a dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively))
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *weik-

Derivations in other languages

English diocese

Usage

Word found in Old French



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