February 8, 2023
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Word Whizzle Names of Popes

Word Whizzle Names of Popes

The names of the popes are currently used in two different ways in current English. As a noun, it refers to the various people who have occupied the papal office, including Antipope.

 These are sometimes known as Roman Popes or Holy Roman Emperors. 

The name is also used to refer to individual churches that follow one particular pope’s particular theology (normally Roman Catholicism), such as St. Peter’s Basilica, which is dedicated to Peter and has been built by successive popes following his successorship. 

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Some of the names of popes word whizzle  and what they suggests are :

1. Popes, Popedio, Popedix, Popedilas, Popedilaun.

According to the Roman Catholic Church, the pope is the chief bishop (the first among equals) of the entire church: a direct successor of St. Peter and his successors as bishop of Rome. 

The current pope is currently named as Pope Francis I, and was elected on 13 March 2013, making him the first Jesuit and non-Italian pope in 455 years.

2. Popess (also Popessa) “Mother” or “Lady” of Rome or “Lady Pope”. 

From Latin “papa.”[See also Biritissanta]

3. Popeti (also Popetti) “Little Pope”. Noun (plural Poppet). 

One of the plural forms of the name of Pope, as in Alexandre V d’Aspromonte or d’Avignon.”From Italian ‘Papettino’ (from ‘papato-papa’)…“little pop””.

4. Popinatorius “of/concerning popes”. 

From Latin “populus”, meaning people, and Latin “initium”, meaning an initiation, hence the first initiated. Also a play on words, Popinatorius means “concerning popes,” and it is a pun on Pope + In the Name of the Father.

5. Papabile, papabile, papalitate.

 From Italian from Latin from Greek from English [palpable pope-able pope-hood], [popal-able popel-ibile people-active] or [epapalev-able epopalv-ibile epopalv-ative]

The state of being a candidate for election to be pope.

6. Popetolos

From Latin “papa” + “-tolo-” (from Greek “t-okli-los”) meaning “the Pope’s little (tail)”.

7. Popepotatus, popepotator, popestat, popestatrix. 

 From Latin “populus” (meaning “people”) and the noun suffix “-potus” (“powerful”). The masculine form of the word is also used in general to mean leader (e.g. de Gaulle is the French popepot). 

Also a play on words, playing on the fact that it means ‘people’ + ‘pot’ … which sounds like ‘pop’.

8. Popa romania.

 From Latin “populus” (meaning “people”) and Greek “-mania” (“madness”).

9. Pops for popes.

 Plural of pope, often used instead of ‘popes’ for humour or effect. 

From the English word ‘pop’, meaning either a piece of bubblegum or a sound made with lips by moving air, hence the use of ‘pops’ to denote the plural form of pope. 

Also possible influenced by Yiddish פופי, meaning pope (which is either pronounced as poyf-eh or pof-eh).

Popes are also known as popes, papas, papasan etc.

10. Popism

From Latin “pop ups”, meaning “the pope.” From a Christian perspective, a Popist is a fanatical worshipper of popes who is obsessed with the popes and anything to do with them.

 From a non-religious perspective, a Popist can mean someone who has an irrational devotion to popular celebrities such as celebrities in Hollywood.

11. Romanomania 

From the Roman Catholic Church and Roman Catholics, or from the Pope and Roman Catholics.

12. Popesianism 

Pop-ism is a term invented by American philosopher Robert L. Van de Castle, which refers to the belief that the Pope is extraterrestrial.

13. Popolaterius 

 From Latin “populus” (meaning “people”) and the noun suffix “-aterius” (“from”). The masculine form of the word is also used to mean leader (e.g. de Gaulle is the French popolater). 

Also a play on words, playing on the fact that it means ‘people’ + ‘pot’.

Unity of the People

14. Populare 

From Latin “populus” (meaning “people”) and the noun suffix “-are”. The masculine form of the word is also used to mean leader (e.g. de Gaulle is the French populare). 

Also a play on words, playing on the fact that it means ‘people’ + ‘pot’.

Democracy

15. Popovianism 

Popovianism is an artificial religion created by the writer Robert L. Van De Castle in which Jesus Christ returns as a blue-eyed, blonde haired alien from space who has come back to raise men from their fall into sin. It was named after its creator. It is thought that Popovianism was created in order to show what the world would be like if the Vatican’s prophecy of the Second Coming of Christ proved to be true, and there were two Christs. 

It is also stated that Popovianism is a masterpiece.

16. Rockomania 

From rock music and mania (madness).

17. Fopatianism 

 From Latin “fopatus” (meaning “one who favors or affects fashionable dress or manners”) and “-ianism” (“belief” or “-ism”).

18. Josephinism 

From the given name Joseph. From a Biblical perspective Josephinism refers to a man who will be involved with the birth of the Messiah, along with Mary and Elisabeth, his mother and aunt.

 In more modern terms it can be applied to a man who impregnates someone not his wife, specifically Mary.

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