Definition of protopope in English:

protopope

(also protopop)

noun

  • In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches: a senior priest; an archpriest.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Giles Fletcher. From Old Russian protopop″ from Byzantine Greek πρωτοπαπᾶς. Compare French protopope, German Protopop.

Pronunciation

protopope

/ˈprəʊtə(ʊ)pəʊp/