edwin austin abbey


Edward, 1927–89, U.S. novelist and nature writer.
Edwin Austin, 1852–1911, U.S. painter and illustrator.
a female given name, form of Abigail.
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abbey (ˈæbɪ)
1.  a building inhabited by a community of monks or nuns governed by an abbot or abbess
2.  a church built in conjunction with such a building
3.  such a community of monks or nuns
[C13: via Old French abeie from Church Latin abbātiaabbacy]

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Word Origin & History

mid-13c., "convent headed by an abbot or abbess," from Anglo-Fr. abbeie, from O.Fr. abaie, from L.L. abbatia, from abbas (gen. abbatis); see abbot.
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edwin austin abbey

American painter and one of the foremost illustrators of his day.

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