abbot

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noun ab·bot \ ˈa-bət \

Definition of abbot

:the superior of a monastery for men

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Origin and Etymology of abbot

Middle English abbot, abbod, going back to Old English, borrowed from Late Latin abbāt-, abbās, borrowed from Late Greek abbâs (also, a title of respect given to monks), borrowed from Aramaic abbā "father"

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ABBOT Defined for English Language Learners

abbot

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Definition of abbot for English Language Learners

  • : a man who is the head of a monastery


ABBOT Defined for Kids

abbot

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noun ab·bot \ ˈa-bət \

Definition of abbot for Students

:the head of an abbey for men


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