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abbot

[ ab-uht ]
/ 藞忙b 蓹t /
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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 abb膩t- (stem of abb膩s ), from Greek, from Aramaic abb膩; replacing Middle English, Old English abbod (compare Old High German abbat ), from Late Latin abb膩d- for abb膩t-; cf. Abba1

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Other definitions for abbot (2 of 2)

Abbot
[ ab-uht ]
/ 藞忙b 蓹t /

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

abbot
/ (藞忙b蓹t) /

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 abb膩t- (stem of abbas), ultimately from Aramaic abb膩 Abba
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