Meaning of Metran in English:


(also Matran)

Pronunciation /ˈmɛtran/


rare Christian Church
  • (The title of) a bishop, especially a high-ranking one, in the indigenous Churches of the Middle East.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Mason Neale (1818–1866), Church of England clergyman and author. From Arabic maṭrān (also in forms miṭrān, muṭrān; plural maṭārina, maṭārīn) metropolitan, archbishop, perhaps from post-classical Latin metropolitanus.