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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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abbot

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

abbot

[ˈæbət] Nabad m
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abbot

[ˈæbət] npère m supérieur
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abbot

nAbt m
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abbot

[ˈæbət] nabate m
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abbot

(ˈӕbət) feminine abbess (ˈӕbes) noun
the male head of an abbey.
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References in classic literature ?
Of all the throng there was scarce one who was not labor-stained and weary, for Abbot Berghersh was a hard man to himself and to others.
Meanwhile, in the broad and lofty chamber set apart for occasions of import, the Abbot himself was pacing impatiently backwards and forwards, with his long white nervous hands clasped in front of him.
I resisted all the way: a new thing for me, and a circumstance which greatly strengthened the bad opinion Bessie and Miss Abbot were disposed to entertain of me.
"Miss Abbot, lend me your garters; she would break mine directly."
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.
To this Abbot Kasatsky submitted himself as to his chosen director.
This boy we know as Bede, and when he was seven years old his friends gave him into the keeping of the Abbot of Wearmouth.
He has just written out 'Abbot Pafnute signed this' for me.
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.
"I have to preach at Abbot's-Cernel at six this evening, and my way lies across to the right from here.
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.
Of old time there lived there an abbot and his monks.