Nuncio



[nuhn-shee-oh, -see-oh, noo n-] /ˈnʌn ʃiˌoʊ, -siˌoʊ, ˈnʊn-/

noun, plural nuncios.
1.
a diplomatic representative of the pope at a foreign court or capital: equal in status to an ambassador.
/ˈnʌnʃɪˌəʊ; -sɪ-/
noun (pl) -cios
1.
(RC Church) a diplomatic representative of the Holy See, ranking above an internuncio and esp having ambassadorial status
n.

papal envoy, 1520s, from older Italian nuncio (now nunzio), from Latin nuntius “messenger,” from PIE root *neu- “to shout” (cf. Greek neuo “to nod, beckon,” Old Irish noid “make known”).

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