Meaning of eparch in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɛpɑːk/


  • The chief bishop of an eparchy.

    ‘Even in Thessaloniki, seventh-century city officials seem to have become restricted to the bishop and the local imperial representative, the eparch.’
    • ‘Why were eunuchs not allowed to become the city prefect (eparch) of Constantinople?’


Mid 17th century (denoting the governor of an administrative division of Greece): from Greek eparkhos, from epi ‘above’ + arkhos ‘ruler’.