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abbot

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Pronunciation: /ˈabət
 
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Definition of abbot in English:

noun

A man who is the head of an abbey of monks.
Example sentences
  • Friaries were occupied by friars, abbeys were headed by abbots, priories by priors.
  • He was educated by Bishop Erc of Kerry, and in time became a famous abbot and monastic founder.
  • Most of the early medieval saints were bishops, abbots, and abbesses with an impeccable social pedigree.

Origin

Old English abbod, from ecclesiastical Latin abbas, abbat-, from Greek abbas 'father', from Aramaic 'abbā (see Abba1).

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