abbot

[ ab-uht ]
/ ˈæb ət /

noun

a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery.

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Origin of abbot

First recorded before 900; Middle English, variant of abbat, from Latin abbāt- (stem of abbās ), from Greek, from Aramaic abbā; replacing Middle English, Old English abbod (compare Old High German abbat ), from Late Latin abbād- for abbāt-; cf. Abba1

OTHER WORDS FROM abbot

ab·bot·cy, ab·bot·ship, nounsub·ab·bot, noun

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Abbot
[ ab-uht ]
/ ˈæb ət /

noun

Charles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
Also Abbott. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for abbot

abbot
/ (ˈæbət) /

noun

the superior of an abbey of monksRelated adjective: abbatial

Derived forms of abbot

abbotship or abbotcy, noun

Word Origin for abbot

Old English abbod, from Church Latin abbāt- (stem of abbas), ultimately from Aramaic abbā Abba
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