[ ab-uh t ]
/ ˈæb ət /


Charles Greeley,1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist.
Also Ab·bott. a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for charles abbot


/ (ˈæbət) /


the superior of an abbey of monksRelated adjective: abbatial
Derived Formsabbotship 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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Word Origin and History for charles 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.

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