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Abbot

[ab-uh t] /ˈæb ət/
noun
1.
Charles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
2.
Also, Ab·bott. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for c.g. abbot

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 c.g. abbot

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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