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abbot

[ab-uh t] /ˈæb ət/
noun
1.
a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, variant of abbat < Latin abbāt- (stem of abbās) < Greek < Aramaic abbā abba; replacing Middle English, Old English abbod (compare Old High German abbat) < Late Latin abbād- for abbāt-
Related forms
abbotcy, abbotship, noun
subabbot, noun
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abbot

/ˈæbət/
noun
1.
the superior of an abbey of monks related adjective abbatial
Derived Forms
abbotship, abbotcy, noun
Word Origin
Old English abbod, from Church Latin abbāt- (stem of abbas), ultimately from Aramaic abbāAbba
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Word Origin and History for abbotcy

abbot

n.

Old English abbod "abbot," from Latin abbatem (nominative abbas), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic abba, title of honor, literally "the father, my father," emphatic state of abh "father." The Latin fem. abbatissa is root of abbess.

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