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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 ?
The two Abbots and I ran into the front room and peeped through the blind when we heard he was going by, and Miss Nash came and scolded us away, and staid to look through herself; however, she called me back presently, and let me look too, which was very goodnatured.
That is my hope, for he was a Fountain of Wisdom - wiser than many abbots .
Eight weeks passed away like this, and I had written about Abbots and Archery and Armour and Architecture and Attica, and hoped with diligence that I might get on to the B's before very long.
All these old abbots and bishops used to write most beautifully, with such taste and so much care and diligence.
clerks, vicars-choral, archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors,
A monotonous, silent city, deriving an earthy flavour throughout from its Cathedral crypt, and so abounding in vestiges of monastic graves, that the Cloisterham children grow small salad in the dust of abbots and abbesses, and make dirt-pies of nuns and friars; while every ploughman in its outlying fields renders to once puissant Lord Treasurers, Archbishops, Bishops, and such-like, the attention which the Ogre in the story-book desired to render to his unbidden visitor, and grinds their bones to make his bread.
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.
Remember that Sanchico is now full fifteen, and it is right he should go to school, if his uncle the abbot has a mind to have him trained for the Church.
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.
I trust the abbot was not an ancestor," said the archaeological gentleman, with a smile.