hegumen

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hegumen

(hɪˈɡjuːmɛn) or

hegumenos

n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) the head of a monastery of the Eastern Church
[C16: from Medieval Latin hēgūmenus, from Late Greek hēgoumenos leader, from Greek hēgeisthai to lead]

he•gu•men

(hɪˈgyu mən)

also he•gu•me•nos

(-məˌnɒs)

n.
the head of a monastery in the Eastern Church.
[1655–65; < Medieval Latin hēgūmenus < Greek hēgoúmenos chief, literally, leading, present participle of hēgeîsthai to lead]

hegumen

the head of a monastery.
See also: Eastern Orthodoxy