abbot


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ab·bot

 (ăb′ət)
n.
1. The superior of a monastery.
2. Used as a title for such a person.

[Middle English abbod, from Old English, from Late Latin abbās, abbāt-, from Greek abbā, abbās, from Aramaic 'abbā, my father; see ʔb in Semitic roots.]

abbot

(ˈæbət)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the superior of an abbey of monks.
[Old English abbod, from Church Latin abbāt- (stem of abbas), ultimately from Aramaic abbā Abba2]
ˈabbotˌship, ˈabbotcy n

ab•bot

(ˈæb ət)

n.
a man who is the head or superior of a monastery.
[before 900; Middle English, variant of abbat < Latin abbāt-, s. of abbās < Greek < Aramaic abbā father]
ab′bot•cy, ab′bot•ship`, n.

Ab•bot

(ˈæb ət)

n.
Charles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abbot - the superior of an abbey of monksabbot - the superior of an abbey of monks  
abbe - a French abbot
superior - the head of a religious community

abbot

noun
Related words
adjective abbatial
Translations
رَئِيس دَيْر
opat
abbedabbedisse
abato
apotti
apát
ábótiábóti; abbadís
abbas
abatas
abats, klostera priekšnieks
opát
opat
abbot
baş rahip

abbot

[ˈæbət] Nabad m

abbot

[ˈæbət] npère m supérieur

abbot

nAbt m

abbot

[ˈæbət] nabate m

abbot

(ˈӕbət) feminine abbess (ˈӕbes) noun
the male head of an abbey.
References in classic literature ?
Of old time there lived there an abbot and his monks.
Reed, who was gone upstairs: she now came upon the scene, followed by Bessie and her maid Abbot.
A Monk there was, a fayre for the maistrie, An outrider that loved venerie; A manly man, to be an Abbot able, Full many a daintie horse had he in stable: And whan he rode, men might his bridle hear Gingeling in a whistling wind as clear, And eke as loud, as doth the chapell bell, There as this lord was keeper of the cell.
So be it," said Sancho; "let me speak now, for God knows what will happen by-and-by; and to take advantage of the permit at once, I ask, what made your worship stand up so for that Queen Majimasa, or whatever her name is, or what did it matter whether that abbot was a friend of hers or not?
I entered through the convent gate: The abbot bade me welcome there, And in the court of silent dreams I lost the thread of worldly care.
One of us who had made pilgrimage to the Holy Places - he is now Abbot of the Lung-Cho Monastery - gave it me,' stammered the lama.
I trust the abbot was not an ancestor," said the archaeological gentleman, with a smile.
Against the north wall was the empty stone coffin of an abbot, in which every tourist with a turn for grim humour was accustomed to stretch himself.
On account of her too easy government of her nuns, some disreputable irregularities were discovered among them, and the Abbot of St.
Then arrived, two by two, with a gravity which made a contrast in the midst of the frisky ecclesiastical escort of Charles de Bourbon, the eight and forty ambassadors of Maximilian of Austria, having at their head the reverend Father in God, Jehan, Abbot of Saint-Bertin, Chancellor of the Golden Fleece, and Jacques de Goy, Sieur Dauby, Grand Bailiff of Ghent.
Some had shot deer in hungry wintertime, when they could get no other food, and had been seen in the act by the foresters, but had escaped, thus saving their ears; some had been turned out of their inheritance, that their farms might be added to the King's lands in Sherwood Forest; some had been despoiled by a great baron or a rich abbot or a powerful esquire-- all, for one cause or another, had come to Sherwood to escape wrong and oppression.
The Abbot of that monastery was a gentleman by birth, a learned writer and a starets, that is, he belonged to that succession of monks originating in Walachia who each choose a director and teacher whom they implicitly obey.