Definition for POPE

POPE, n. [Gr. παπα, παππας, παππος; Low L. papa; Hindoo, bab; Turkish, baba; Bithynian, pappas; Sp. It. and Port. papa; Fr. pape; Scythian, papa. The word denotes father, and is among the first words articulated by children.]

  1. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman church. – Encyc.
  2. A small fish, called also a ruff. – Walton.

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