Origin of abbot
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Abbot reportedly raised MH17 over dinner and the two are planning to meet again.
The government has approved plans for an expanded coal port at Abbot Point.Australia Wants to Open the Great Barrier Reef to Dumping|Kirsten Alexander|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Abbot was a strange friend, but he proved to be very useful.
And when the Abbot and the Monkes saw that hee made sutch hast away, they were abashed, and asked the cause why he ranne so fast?The Palace of Pleasure|William Painter
The legend is given hereafter in the notice of Abbot Elsinus, the great collector of relics.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough|W.D. Sweeting
They are similar in general character to those at Winchester, which were built by Abbot Simeon's brother.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely|W. D. Sweeting
First came two monks, then six armed men of the Abbot's guard, then the Prioress and three of her nuns.The Lady Of Blossholme|H. Rider Haggard
At Sopwell the nuns more than once tried to elect their own prioress and seem to have found the Abbot somewhat high-handed.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
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Word Origin for abbot
Word Origin and History for abbot
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.