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(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]
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]
the head of a monastery.See also: Eastern Orthodoxy