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hegumen

[hi-gyoo-muh n] /hɪˈgyu mən/
noun, Eastern Church
1.
the head of a monastery.
Also, hegumenos
[hi-gyoo-muh-nos] /hɪˈgyu məˌnɒs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Medieval Latin hēgūmenus < Greek hēgoúmenos chief, literally, leading, present participle of hēgeîsthai to lead
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hegumen

/hɪˈɡjuːmɛn/
noun
1.
the head of a monastery of the Eastern Church
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin hēgūmenus, from Late Greek hēgoumenos leader, from Greek hēgeisthai to lead
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